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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plain·ly, adv. In a plain manner; clearly.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for
             `plainly'); "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 has apparently
             been living here for some time"; "I thought he owned
             the property, but apparently not"; "You are plainly
             wrong"; "he is plain stubborn" [syn: obviously, evidently,
              manifestly, patently, apparently, plain]
      2: in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment;
         "she was dressed plainly"; "they lived very simply" [syn: