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  • r  unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
    You are plainly wrong
  • r  in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment
    she was dressed plainly

  • Let's speak plainly while speaking plainly is still possible.
  • Seldom does a public figure so plainly state what many whites seem to feel when blacks break into previously all-white enclaves: more for them is less for us.
  • His structures speak plainly of engineering, of struts and cables, white concrete pylons and keen-edged glass louvers.
News & Articles

  • Conservative groups seek to win support for immigration reform by simplifying debate
    The Senate immigration reform bill is a beast, topping 1,000 pages, giving critics an easy attack. Conservative groups are hoping to cut through the complexity with the release today of a plainly written report:  Translating Immigration …
    June 18, 2013 - St. Petersburg Times Blogs
  • Thunder/Enlightning, June 18, 2013
    The quality of life officials must have issued a pass to the owner of that tall building in the center of downtown Pottsville with the ugly rusted structure on its rooftop. This eyesore is plainly visible to people traveling on Route 61 and has been in
    June 18, 2013 - The Pottsville Republican & Herald
  • Where Did We Go Wrong?
    We face a paradox: Although we lack sufficient reason to believe in the consciousness of others, it would be plainly unreasonable for us to give up this commitment.
    June 17, 2013 - NPR

  • Barack Obama in CNN International
    Let me say this as plainly as I can: By August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end,Obama said in a speech at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
  • George Osborne in The Press Association
    He pulled no punches about the state he said the last government left the economy in, saying: "This is an emergency Budget, so let me speak plainly about the emergency that we face. The coalition Government has inherited from its predecessor the...
  • Bob Costas in
    As anyone can plainly see, I'm 5-61/2 and a strapping 150, and unlike some people, I came by all of it naturally,Costas said Thursday in a telephone interview.

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