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.

Johnson.

 

© Webster 1913.

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