Definitions of plainly

  1. unmistakably; "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"; (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly' as in"he is plain stubborn") Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment; "she was dressed plainly"; "they lived very simply" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. In a plain manner; clearly. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. In a plain manner; fairly; clearly; not obscurely. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for plainly

  1. Archie declared that he did see it very plainly – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. And, some day- I am speaking very plainly because I am a dying woman, and dying people can speak the direct truth- some day I want you to give a woman your heart; I want you to take her hands in your hands; I want you to find the happiness, which, for my sake, you have missed in all these years. – Christina by L. G. Moberly