Definition of 'plainly'
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They do not say plainly what is wrong. Molly Keane's Ireland (1993)Walpole was plainly serious about what he was doing. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)On the face of it this claim about certainty seems plainly false. Philosophy at the Limit (1990)Her true accolade is that she writes plainly and honestly about things that are universal and true. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He talked about money but plainly craved power. The Times Literary Supplement (2009)She did not want to open a new cause of strife with the princess by saying more plainly what she meant. The Princess and the Goblin (1872)He was plainly talking about himself. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Which again is plainly not true. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Plainly marriage is about enabling each other's bad habits. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He also talked plainly about his death, without fear. Christianity Today (2000)Granted, his premise that there are biological differences between men and women is plainly true. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The law reports strikingly record the devotion of the legal system to ensuring due process for men plainly guilty of a barbaric crime. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Hollywood will take him back if it is deemed that his films can make money, he says plainly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He is, he says plainly, an atheist now. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And he has insisted that he had a duty to speak'clearly and plainly' about the threat of terror. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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In Common Usage. plainly is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'plainly'
British English: plainly ADVERB
You use plainly to indicate that you believe something is obviously true, often when you are trying to convince someone else that it is true.
The judge's conclusion was plainly wrong.
Definition of plainly from the Collins English Dictionary
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