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simply - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'simply' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Simply [ adv.]
- In a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely.
- Plainly; without art or subtlety.
- Weakly; foolishly.

Meaning of 'simply' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . simply [ r]
Meaning (1):
- (used for emphasis) absolutely
Example in sentence:
  • he was just grand as Romeo;
  • I just can't take it anymore;
  • it's simply beautiful!
Meaning (2):
- and nothing more
Example in sentence:
  • he was only a child;
  • hopes that last but a moment;
  • I was merely asking;
  • it is simply a matter of time;
  • just a scratch
Meaning (3):
- in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment
Example in sentence:
  • she was dressed plainly;
  • they lived very simply
Meaning (4):
- absolutely; altogether; really
Example in sentence:
  • we are simply broke