Definitions for simply
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word simply.
merely, simply, just, only, butadverb
and nothing more
"I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"
"I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!"
absolutely; altogether; really
"we are simply broke"
in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment
"she was dressed plainly"; "they lived very simply"
In a simple way or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; alone
Plainly; without art or subtlety; clearly; obviously; unquestionably.
I was simply asking a question.
That was a simply wonderful dessert.
Simply, he just fired you.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from simple.
Accomplishing great things by things deem’d weak;
Subverting worldly strong and worldly wise,
By simply meek. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
This question about the changing of laws concerneth only such laws as are positive, and do make that now good or evil, by being commanded or forbidden, which otherwise of itself were not simply the one or the other. Richard Hooker.
Under man, no creature in the world is capable of felicity and bliss; because their chiefest perfection consisteth in that which is best for them, but not in that which is simply best, as ours doth. Richard Hooker.
I will eat and drink, and sleep as soft
As captain shall; simply the thing I am
Shall make me live. William Shakespeare.
To say, or to do ought with memory and imitation, no purpose or respect should sooner move us, than simply the love of God and of mankind. John Milton.
in a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely
plainly; without art or subtlety
In a simple way or manner.
The systems were defined and created simply to ensure optimum efficiency.
Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'simply' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #533
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'simply' in Written Corpus Frequency: #823
Rank popularity for the word 'simply' in Adverbs Frequency: #74
The numerical value of simply in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of simply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
I support Trump and my daughter simply does not, now that she's 24, she has her mind set on anyone but him.
Getting there was hard. Technically hard, we had to design and build our own proprietary cameras and shelves and invent new computer vision algorithms, including the ability to stitch together imagery from hundreds of cooperating cameras. And we had to do it in a way where the technology worked so well that it simply receded into the background, invisible.
I think if there is a party that needs to apologize, it is not us, those who violated our airspace are the ones who need to apologize. Our pilots and our armed forces, they simply fulfilled their duties, which consisted of responding to ... violations of the rules of engagement. I think this is the essence.
The pain trade for stocks is still up, despite rising profit expectations, lower rate expectations and falling cash levels, stock allocations continue to drop. There is simply no greed to sell in equities.
I wasn't on the train, but I don't think he was capable of doing something like that, they are saying Ayoub is a terrorist but I simply can't believe it.
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- simplement, senzillamentCatalan, Valencian
- sencillamente, simplementeSpanish
- به زبان سادهPersian
- secara sederhanaIndonesian
- in parole povere, semplicementeItalian
- rett og slett, ganske enkelt, intet mindre ennNorwegian
- đơn giảnVietnamese
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