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1 in a way that is easy to understand or recognize:
Mrs Gorman was plainly delighted.
The first part of that argument is plainly true.
We could hear Tom's voice plainly over the noise of the crowd.
[sentence adverb]
Plainly the laws are not effective.
2 speaking honestly, and without trying to hide the truth:
She told him plainly that she had no intention of marrying him.
3 simply or without decoration:
a plainly dressed young girl
The room was very plainly furnished.

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