from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a plain manner; simply; basically.
- adv. Obviously; clearly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a plain manner; clearly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a plain manner, ,
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
- adv. in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment
But both to them and to decided sceptics it must be plainly declared, that they are in these days less excusable than ever, for not looking into the grounds and proofs on which is rested the truth of Christianity; for never before were these proofs so _plainly, and at so easy a rate_, offered to the consideration of mankind.
I just like leaders that are smarter than I am, which Palin plainly is not.
It's a collection, as the title plainly states, of "the smartest toughest mastiest quotes from film noir."
The envelope beneath the clip had her name plainly typed on the front.
The title plainly does not apply the same adjectives to every movie on the list; how would we know whether an obscure movie was conservative or not?
McCain's usage of the term plainly referred to Clinton's healthcare plan - not to Hillary herself.
Indeed, Barack Obama may be righteously touted as the first African-American president, but I have always found this title plainly problematic.
I was writing a PhD thesis at the time called "The Knowledge of Ignorance" - a title plainly asking for trouble.
"children" when the term plainly applies to adults
They could see the struggle plainly from the bank, -- four men standing up and poling a way through the jarring cakes.