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  • adjective superlative form of plain: most plain.

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Examples

  • “Poems are the impossibility of plainness rendered in plainest form.” —

    Felicitous Words : Ange Mlinko : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Let me say this in plainest terms: Every man who has fallen in defence of France or of Belgium has died the death of a hero; and every German soldier who has fallen since this war began, being an invader and a murderer, has died the death of an outlaw.

    The World's Debt to England

  • This view was entirely set aside by Chu Hsi, who declared in the plainest terms that the Chinese word for God meant nothing more than

    The Civilization of China

  • The other three were blown glasses and the plainest was also very interesting.

    Vermeer and Rembrandt at the Vancouver Art Gallery « Colleen Anderson

  • The plainest is the sash lean-to somewhat like Fig. 3, which is made by simply securing to a suitable wall a ridge-piece to hold one end of the sashes for the roof, and erecting a wall, similar to the one described above, but without glass, and with a plain, 2 x 4 in. piece for a sill, to support the other ends.

    Gardening Indoors and Under Glass A Practical Guide to the Planting, Care and Propagation of House Plants, and to the Construction and Management of Hotbed, Coldframe and Small Greenhouse

  • It was all plain fact, and the plainest was her love for Jack Meredith.

    With Edged Tools

  • He soon began to take rank in the district as a bit of an oddity: it was not much to be wondered at from the first, for he was always full of notions, and kept calling the plainest common-sense in question; but what most raised the report upon him was the odd circumstance of his courtship with the parson's Marjory.

    Merry Men

  • Miss Betty Ford was of the same age with Miss Nanny Spruce, and much of the same height, and might be called the plainest girl in the school; for she had nothing pleasing either in her person or face, except an exceeding fair skin, and tolerable good black eyes; but her face was ill-shaped and broad, her hair very red, and all the summer she was generally very full of freckles; and she had also a small hesitation in her speech.

    The Governess; or, Little Female Academy

  • You could not prosper in Minnesota politics unless you demonstrated a commitment to leaving the state a better place; the plainest measure of that commitment was, in the words of Governor Elmer Andersen, a progressive Republican, investment in the institutions that would help Minnesota build its future.

    The Good Fight

  • You could not prosper in Minnesota politics unless you demonstrated a commitment to leaving the state a better place; the plainest measure of that commitment was, in the words of Governor Elmer Andersen, a progressive Republican, investment in the institutions that would help Minnesota build its future.

    The Good Fight

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