Plain in a sentence

The word "plain" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of plain and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Plain

  • To lament; to bewail; to complain.
  • To lament; to mourn over; as, to plain a loss.
  • Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See Plane.
  • Open; clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.
  • Not intricate or difficult; evident; manifest; obvious; clear; unmistakable.
  • Void of extraneous beauty or ornament; without conspicious embellishment; not rich; simple.
  • Not highly cultivated; unsophisticated; free from show or pretension; simple; natural; homely; common.
  • Free from affectation or disguise; candid; sincere; artless; honest; frank.
  • Not luxurious; not highly seasoned; simple; as, plain food.
  • Without beauty; not handsome; homely; as, a plain woman.
  • Not variegated, dyed, or figured; as, plain muslin.
  • Not much varied by modulations; as, a plain tune.
  • In a plain manner; plainly.
  • Level land; usually, an open field or a broad stretch of land with an even surface, or a surface little varied by inequalities; as, the plain of Jordan; the American plains, or prairies.
  • To plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface.
  • To make plain or manifest; to explain.
  • a basic knitting stitch made by putting the needle through the front of the stitch from the lefthand side
  • extensive tract of level open land
  • express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
  • unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
  • lacking patterns especially in color
  • not elaborate or elaborated; simple

How to use plain in a sentence. Plain pronunciation.

The Nile wound its way through the green plains, stretching as far to the north as eye could see between the opal and mauve and gold of the Libyan Hills.
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From the ramparts of the citadel he watched the sun go down, bathing the pyramids in a purple and golden light, throwing a glamour over all the western plain, and making heavenly the far hills with a plaintive colour, which spoke of peace and rest, but not of hope.
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He had come in a Quaker suit of black broadcloth, with grey steel buttons, and a plain white stock; and he wore his broad-brimmed hat-to the consternation of the British Consul-General and the Europeans present, to the amazement of the Turkish and native officials, who eyed him keenly.
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David's servant, Mahommed Hassan, whom he had had since first he came to Egypt, was gliding from the room-a large, square-shouldered fellow of over six feet, dressed in a plain blue yelek, but on his head the green turban of one who had done a pilgrimage to Mecca.
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Justice shall be made plain before thee.
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You provide, or agree to also provide on request at no additional cost, fee or expense, a copy of the eBook in its original plain ASCII form (or in EBCDIC or other equivalent proprietary form).
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And now may not these plain Questions be proposed, without Offence, to the Persons who frequent our _Play-Houses_; and especially to such of them as appear at any times in our Churches, and at the Holy Sacrament, and be submitted to the Judgment of all Mankind.
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We were plowing through great deeps of powdery alkali dust that rose in thick clouds and floated across the plain like smoke from a burning house.
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It nestled in the edge of a great plain and was a sufficient number of miles away to look like an assemblage of mere white spots in the shadow of a grim range of mountains overlooking it, whose summits seemed lifted clear out of companionship and consciousness of earthly things.
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They were packed close together, side by side, as if room were scarce in that mighty plain.
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It was plain that we had to walk through the sand and shove that wagon and those horses two hundred miles.
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We had no tent, and so we slept under our blankets in the open plain.
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Nor, to be plain with you, Madam, said he, am I one of those Fellowes that usually Dine at any Greasie Ordinaries; and therefore I am for something fit for a Gentleman, and will pay accordingly.
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It was a plain, formal letter, giving a brief account of his doings in Ireland, and making a request that Louise would meet him, if possible, on Streatham Common, at three o'clock on Saturday afternoon.
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When the guests had left, she put a plain question to Mrs. Mumford.
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Forgive this plain speaking, Miss Derrick.
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And then Tom said that we must be married at once; and so we were, without any fuss at all, and I think it was ever so much better, though some girls would not care to go in their plain dress and without friends or anything.
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It is plain that the speaker is something of a Rudin himself.
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She had a plain, worn, old gold ring on her finger; she took it off, offered it to the ferry-master, who would not take it, though she told him she found her money gone and would redeem it next day.
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A school teacher, without family or a special home, in New York City, asked the Lord for direction in finding a home, and prayed often that the way might be made so plain, she might acknowledge His hand, and understand His direction.
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Examples of Plain

Example #1
Far over in the western vista a long line of trees, twining through an oasis flanking the city, led out to a point where the desert abruptly raised its hills of yellow sand.
Example #2
At his feet lay the great mosque, and the citadel, whose guns controlled the city, could pour into it a lava stream of shot and shell.
Example #3
As he stood watching, he was conscious of people approaching.
Example #4
The East was calling him.
Example #5
They themselves wore red tarbooshes, as did the Prince; yet all of them knew that the European custom of showing respect was by doffing the hat.
Example #6
He drew himself up with dignity, his face became graver.