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Definition 1: and nothing more - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where simply or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was merely asking
  • it is simply a matter of time
  • just a scratch
  • he was only a child
  • hopes that last but a moment

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Definition 2: in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where simply or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was dressed plainly
  • they lived very simply

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Definition 3: absolutely; altogether; really - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where simply or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we are simply broke

Definition 4: (used for emphasis) absolutely - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where simply or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I just can't take it anymore
  • he was just grand as Romeo
  • it's simply beautiful!

Synonyms for simply in the sense of this definition

(simply is used in the usage domain ...) a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies

"`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier" "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

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