Definition of 'simply'
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Many women are simply priced out of working. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Best to forget about the operatic theme altogether and simply enjoy the flashes of raw excitement. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is simply no one like him here. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What would no doubt be a dream for many men is simply a work duty for me. The Sun (2015)Which is clearly simply just not true. The Sun (2014) Many voters were simply not given good enough reasons to vote for us. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One in three bought new ones simply to cheer themselves up. The Sun (2010)Perhaps this critique is simply based on jealousy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This simply put too many families into mortgages they could not afford. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The key statistics were simply and clearly presented. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Many units simply sat down and refused to move. The Sun (2014)He is simply swapping one old friend for another. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is not simply based on looks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are simply too many variables to make this kind of bet make sense. INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001) Many townsfolk simply will not talk about that day. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And this is a game based on simply pretending to play the guitar. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are simply too many of them to be done that way. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)It enables you to think clearly simply because you calm down and permit oxygen to reach the brain again. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)The relationship between the brothers and the institute was not simply one akin to that of employer and employee. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It sounds simply marvellous, but does it work? Times, Sunday Times (2013)This may be preferable to an alternative, such as filing for bankruptcy protection or simply ceasing operations altogether. Christianity Today (2000)She said: 'It was simply marvellous. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'simply'
British English: simply /ˈsɪmplɪ/ ADVERB
Simply means in a simple and uncomplicated manner.
State simply and clearly the reasons why you are applying for this job.
- American English: simply
- Arabic: بِبَسَاطَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: simplesmente
- Chinese: 简单地
- Croatian: jednostavno
- Czech: prostě
- Danish: simpelthen
- Dutch: kortweg
- European Spanish: simplemente
- Finnish: yksinkertaisesti
- French: simplement
- German: einfach
- Greek: απλά
- Italian: semplicemente
- Japanese: 簡単に
- Korean: 간단히
- Norwegian: ukomplisert
- Polish: po prostu
- European Portuguese: simplesmente
- Romanian: cu simplitate
- Russian: просто
- Spanish: simplemente
- Swedish: helt enkelt
- Thai: อย่างง่ายๆ
- Turkish: basitçe
- Ukrainian: просто
- Vietnamese: giản dị
Definition of simply from the Collins English Dictionary
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