Definition of simply
2a : solely, merely <eats simply to keep alive> <simply cleaned it up and went to bed — Garrison Keillor>b : really, literally <the concert was simply marvelous> —often used as an intensive <simply crawling with geniuses — F. Scott Fitzgerald>
Examples of simply in a sentence
Simply add water to the mix and stir.
Simply click on the computer icon and follow the directions.
If he continues to bother you, simply ignore him.
You can order new checks simply by calling or going online.
It is simply a matter of time before something goes wrong.
The instructions are simply written.
He lived simply on the farm.
The diner is called simply “Joe's.”
“Sorry, I can't help you,” he said simply.
The problem, put simply, is money.
First Known Use of simply
SIMPLY Defined for Kids
Definition of simply for Students
1 : in a clear way <The instructions are simply written.>
2 : in a plain way <They dressed simply.>
3 : in a sincere and direct way <He told the story as simply as a child would.>
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