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adverb simply pronunciation in American English /ˈsɪmpli/
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  1. 1
    in a way that is not complicated or confusing
    I’ve stated my intention as simply as possible.
  2. 2
    completely, or as much as possible
    I’d had a hard day and was simply exhausted.
    Joe was simply astounded to hear their news.
  3. 3
    used for emphasizing that what you are saying is nothing more than what you say it is
    The reason we didn’t come was simply because of the rain.
    quite simply: She failed because, quite simply, she didn’t try hard enough.
  4. 4
    in a very ordinary or plain way
    We live very simply and don’t spend a lot of money.

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