Simple in a sentence

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Definition of Simple

  • Single; not complex; not infolded or entangled; uncombined; not compounded; not blended with something else; not complicated; as, a simple substance; a simple idea; a simple sound; a simple machine; a simple problem; simple tasks.
  • Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.
  • Mere; not other than; being only.
  • Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.
  • Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.
  • Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.
  • Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.
  • Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.
  • Humble; lowly; undistinguished.
  • Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.
  • Not capable of being decomposed into anything more simple or ultimate by any means at present known; elementary; thus, atoms are regarded as simple bodies. Cf. Ultimate a.
  • Homogenous.
  • Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; -- opposed to compound.
  • Something not mixed or compounded.
  • A medicinal plant; -- so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.
  • A drawloom.
  • A part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.
  • A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.
  • To gather simples, or medicinal plants.
  • a person lacking intelligence or common sense
  • any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
  • (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
  • having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved

How to use simple in a sentence. Simple pronunciation.

For there was a keen truthfulness in the young man's words which, however suave and carefully balanced, however gravely simple and tactful, left no doubt as to their meaning.
In David it was the outcome of his faith, in Nahoum it was the outcome of his philosophy, a simple, fearless fatalism.
In truth his air was so natural and so simple that one was always catching himself accepting his stately sentences as meaning something, when they really meant nothing in the world.
Blows hurt, disgrace is a burden, and unjust punishment embitters the heart, but Paulus' soul had sought and found a way to which these simple propositions did not apply.
They were simple words enough, but they were spoken in a tone which fully expressed the childlike amiability of his warm heart, and the Alexandrian, who had been brought up in the most approved school of the city of orators, involuntarily uttered his words in the admirably rich and soft chest voice, which he so well knew how to use.
When they had reached their destination, he showed her the bed, and begged her to keep awake, till he should have prepared a dish of warm food for her, and he shortly brought her a simple supper, and wished her a good night's rest, after she had taken it.
He feared to tell the simple truth lest Emmeline should not believe his innocence of previous plotting with Miss Derrick, or at all events should be irritated by the circumstances into refusing Louise a lodging for the night.
What the individual and society need to-day is not Socialism, Communism, or Nihilism; no temporary palliative sought in political, social, or financial Reform; what we each need is a closer personal contact with the simple truths of the New Testament.
His descriptions of the simple folk, the beasts, and the bargainings seem as true as those in "Madame Bovary"-the difference is in the attitude of the author toward his work.
When Solomin appears in this household, he seems like a giant among manikins, so truly do the simple human virtues tower above the arrogance of affectation.
He did not scruple to create abnormal figures when he chose; it is certainly to be hoped that Maria, in "Torrents of Spring," is abnormal even among her class; but she is an engine of sin rather than a real woman, and is not nearly so convincingly drawn as the simple old mother of Bazarov. Turgenev represents realism at its best, because he deals with souls rather than with bodies.
The language of these letters is so simple that a child could understand every word; but the secrets of the human heart are laid bare.
Dostoevski loved children and animals, and so-called simple folk; what is more, he not only loved them, he looked upon them as his greatest teachers.
Many of the religious tracts belong to literature by the beauty and simple directness of their style.
How eager the Russian people are for the simple Gospel, and with what amazing joy they now receive it, remind one of the Apostolic age.
The religious sense of the Russian, brooding for centuries over empty forms, combined with the equally repressed longing for spiritual life,-these quickly seized upon the power of a simple and practical living religious doctrine, and the 'Stundist' movement spread rapidly over the whole south of the Empire.
I myself shall never forget the few hours which I spent in conversation with this man, simple in spirit as in education, but so rich in religious feeling and in true humility.
Contrasted with him is the girl Varenka, a simple child of nature, who prefers silly romances to Russian novels, and whose virgin naivete is a constant puzzle to the conceited ass who does not know whether he is in love with her or not.
They are always brave, amorous, vivacious, while our heroes are simple little men, without any warm feelings, without any beauty, pitiable, just like ordinary men in real life. . .
And, having been accustomed to wait upon God for right direction in my _temporal_ as well as spiritual affairs, in simple faith I asked Him to direct me on reaching New York City to where I would find a girl of good character that would appreciate a Christian home.

Examples of Simple

Example #1
There was nothing in them which could be challenged, could be construed into active criticism of men or things; and yet much he said was horrifying.
Example #2
Kaid addressed his conversation again and again to David, asking questions put to disconcert the consuls and other official folk present, confident in the naive reply which would be returned.
Example #3
David had been left by Kaid in a small room, little more than an alcove, next to a larger room richly furnished.
Example #4
So far at least it had been so.
Example #5
If a word was long and grand and resonant, that was sufficient to win the old man's love, and he would drop that word into the most out-of-the-way place in a sentence or a subject, and be as pleased with it as if it were perfectly luminous with meaning.
Example #6
He always let his ponderous syllables fall with an easy unconsciousness that left them wholly without offensiveness.