merely, simply, just, only, but(adverb)
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.
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
Examples of simply in a Sentence
Certification by state officials is simply a procedural step, we are going to continue combatting election fraud around the country as we fight to count all the legal votes. Americans must be assured that the final results are fair and legitimate.
News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true, regardless of the context, I apologize.Simply stated, racism has no place in our society.
We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.
I’ll be quite honest, which is my won't: I didn’t feel very welcomed by the cast. I remember I was wearing this difficult sequined gown — and my high heels were absolutely killing me. I found it odd that none of the actors thought to offer me a seat. Finally, it was one of the older crew members that said, ‘Get Miss Turner a chair.’ The‘Friends’actors were such a clique — but I don’t think my experience with them was unique. I think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered.
We simply have no channel of communication.
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Translations for simply
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- senzillament, simplementCatalan, Valencian
- sencillamente, simplementeSpanish
- به زبان سادهPersian
- secara sederhanaIndonesian
- in parole povere, semplicementeItalian
- intet mindre enn, ganske enkelt, rett og slettNorwegian
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