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

 sim·ply /ˈsɪmpli, ||pəli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sim·ply adv.
 1. In a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely.
    [They] make that now good or evil, . . . which otherwise of itself were not simply the one or the other.   --Hooker.
 Simply the thing I am
 Shall make me live.   --Shak.
 2. Plainly; without art or subtlety.
 Subverting worldly strong and worldly wise
 By simply meek.   --Milton.
 3. Weakly; foolishly.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: 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" [syn: merely,
              just, only, but]
      2: absolutely; altogether; really; "we are simply broke"
      3: in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment;
         "she was dressed plainly"; "they lived very simply" [syn:
      4: absolutely; "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just
         grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!" [syn: just]