Plainly in a sentence

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Definition of Plainly

  • In a plain manner; clearly.
  • in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment
  • unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

How to use plainly in a sentence. Plainly pronunciation.

He realised the situation as plainly as if it had been written down for him-he knew his brother well.
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We could see trout by the thousand winging about in the emptiness under us, or sleeping in shoals on the bottom, but they would not bite-they could see the line too plainly, perhaps.
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Plainly this was the road to fortune.
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A late discovery plainly evinces cinnabar.
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To do either was plainly the labor of months; for we could blast and bore only a few feet a day-some five or six.
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You say I'm to speak plainly, and so I will.
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When the front door at length closed she rejoiced, but with trembling; for the words that fell upon her ear from the hall announced too plainly that Louise was determined to stay.
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All I did was to ask out plainly whether Mrs. M. was trying to persuade you to have nothing to do with me.
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Never was a book more plainly inspired by passion for race and native land.
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This attitude is shown plainly in Mr. Baring's "Landmarks in Russian Literature," whose book is chiefly valuable for its sympathetic understanding of the genius of Dostoevski.
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Tolstoi himself as a young man had little charm, and his numerous portraits all plainly indicate the fact.
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He knew that he had not very long to live, for before he had really begun his literary career signs of tuberculosis had plainly become manifest.
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The motive underlying this story is shown plainly by the author in an interesting letter which he wrote to the American translator, and which is published at the beginning of the book.
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It were far more sensible for those who deny the fitness and necessity of prayer to take the ground of the atheist and say plainly "We do not pray, for there is no God to pray to," for to deny prayer, is practical atheism.
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In great distress he betook himself to prayer, and then opening his books, _on the very first page_, which he happened to glance at, and at the top of the column, he saw instantly the looked for error, standing out so plainly that he wondered he had not seen it before.
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I noticed in one of the seats a lady plainly but neatly attired.
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As a matter of course Barmby would report this incident to her father,-unless she plainly asked him not to do so, for which she had no mind.
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But very plainly the young man held himself in higher esteem than hitherto; very plainly he had learnt to think of 'the office' as a burden or degradation, from which he would soon escape.
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Look here, old chap, it's your duty to look after your little damned fool of a sister; I tell you that plainly.
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So plainly did Jessica desire a confirmation of this statement, that Nancy allowed herself to be drawn into half avowing a positive dislike for Samuel.
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Examples of Plainly

Example #1
Noiselessly he moved forward and touched the spring of the door through which the two had gone.
Example #2
The slight wound on the forehead answered his rapid scrutiny.
Example #3
We frequently selected the trout we wanted, and rested the bait patiently and persistently on the end of his nose at a depth of eighty feet, but he would only shake it off with an annoyed manner, and shift his position.
Example #4
We fished a good deal, but we did not average one fish a week.
Example #5
The great "Gould and Curry" mine was held at three or four hundred dollars a foot when we arrived; but in two months it had sprung up to eight hundred.
Example #6
By and by I was smitten with the silver fever.