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English adverb: simply

1. simply and nothing more

SamplesI was merely asking.
It is simply a matter of time.
Just a scratch.
He was only a child.
Hopes that last but a moment.

Synonymsbut, just, merely, only

2. simply absolutely

SamplesI just can't take it anymore.
He was just grand as Romeo.
It's simply beautiful!.


Domain usageintensifier, intensive

3. simply absolutely; altogether; really

SamplesWe are simply broke.

4. simply in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment

SamplesShe was dressed plainly.
They lived very simply.


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