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In an direct, forthright or honest manner
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“I intend to speak plainly about where I stand despite the arrogant presumption that my beliefs should fall in step with yours.”
Definitely, without a doubt (to an absolute degree)
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“The botched raid was plainly an error of judgment.”
Obviously or apparently the case, especially visibly
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“He was plainly upset at the antics in his workshop.”
In a very plain or uninteresting manner or way
“It was plainly red on one side, and darker, almost black, on the other.”
In a manner that is well-expressed
“I should be wanting in my duty if I did not plainly explain to you that the meaning of these letters.”
To the exclusion of everyone or everything else
“It is plainly just a person who knows what management and organizational ability are.”
In a stark manner, without frills or adornment
“The church's only entrance was a plain wooden door in a plain brick porch.”
Without delicacy or the usual forms of civility
For reasons that are sensible or logical
Exactly as stated in words, not figuratively or idiomatically
In a virtuous manner free of immorality
Adverb for not remarkable or special
“He had come to town a simple-hearted country-youth, with no particular hopes, except for a speedy wedding and a plain cottage in the country.”
(of a person) Adverb for not beautiful or attractive
“Back when she was just plain old Jane Roberts from Santa Barbara, the press wouldn't have splashed pictures of her all over the place.”
Adverb for pure and free from impurities
“You need three vanilla beans, and one cup of either plain vodka or brandy.”
(archaic, rare, regional) Adverb for flat or level
“The crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.”
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