Plainly
Plainly Plain"ly, adv. In a plain manner; clearly. [1913 Webster]

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  • plainly — index fairly (clearly), only, purely (simply), solely (purely) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • plainly — (adv.) late 14c., from PLAIN (Cf. plain) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • plainly — [[t]ple͟ɪnli[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with cl, not last in cl (emphasis) You use plainly to indicate that you believe something is obviously true, often when you are trying to convince someone else that it is true. The judge s conclusion was… …   English dictionary

  • plainly — plain|ly [ˈpleınli] adv 1.) in a way that is easy to understand or recognize ▪ Mrs Gorman was plainly delighted. ▪ The first part of that argument is plainly true. ▪ We could hear Tom s voice plainly over the noise of the crowd. [sentence adverb] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plainly — plain|ly [ pleınli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that is easy to see, hear, notice, etc: CLEARLY: Her voice is trembling I can hear it quite plainly. The barracks were plainly visible on the hillside. 2. ) without a lot of decoration: She was always… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plainly — adverb 1 in a way that is easy to hear, see etc: We could hear Tom s voice plainly over the noise of the crowd. | The mountains were plainly visible from our window. 2 speaking honestly, and without trying to hide the truth: She told him plainly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • plainly */ — UK [ˈpleɪnlɪ] / US adverb 1) in a way that is easy to see, hear, notice etc Her voice is trembling – I can hear it quite plainly. The barracks were plainly visible on the hillside. 2) in a direct and honest way, without trying to hide anything… …   English dictionary

  • plainly — [ˈpleɪnli] adv 1) in a way that is easy to see, hear, or notice Syn: clearly The climbers were plainly visible on the hillside.[/ex] Something was plainly wrong with the engine.[/ex] 2) in a direct and honest way Albright told us plainly what the …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • plainly — adverb 1. unmistakably ( plain is often used informally for plainly ) (Freq. 12) the answer is obviously wrong she was in bed and evidently in great pain he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list it is all patently nonsense she… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plainly — adverb a) In a plain manner; simply; basically. She decorated the room plainly but neatly. b) Obviously; clearly. You will see that ours is plainly the better method …   Wiktionary

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