The solution to the problem was relatively simple.
The answer is really quite simple.
There are three simple steps to follow.
The camera is simple to use.
Don't go into too much detail in the report. Just keep it simple and to the point.
The melody is very simple.
I'm a simple farmer just trying to make a living.
He enjoys the simple pleasure of spending time with his wife and kids after work.
Relaxing on the beach and watching the sunset is one of life's simple pleasures. See More
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The most obvious benefit to pursuing Jackson, despite the high cost such a trade would demand, is simple: the Texans would undoubtedly have a franchise quarterback for the first time since Deshaun Watson forced his way out of the Bayou City.—Josh Criswell, Chron, 18 Jan. 2023 The case was simple, easy to relate to, and succinctly captured fears about EU overreach.—James Vincent, The Verge, 16 Jan. 2023 He was inspired by the simple, yet flavorful food and decided to bring it back to Phoenix.—Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 14 Jan. 2023 The slated design of the storage shelf is sleek, simple, and sturdy.—Amber Joglar, Popular Mechanics, 13 Jan. 2023 And at some point, every replay of a cheerful-yet-simple kids song becomes psychological torture.—The Editors, Outside Online, 10 Jan. 2023 Across the table at breakfast, the first woman to helm a Wilson production on Broadway asked Moreland a simple, but important question.—Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Jan. 2023 This streamlined and durable shaker from Cocktail Kingdom can churn out drinks quickly thanks to its simple, sturdy and easy-to-clean design.—Samantha Macavoy, Good Housekeeping, 4 Jan. 2023 For National Bloody Mary Day, six drink experts share their favorite garnishes and whether simple, classic or over the top, the reasons behind them are all authentic and admirable (responding to the social media craze is not found amongst them).—Jillian Dara, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022
At its heart is the same PM5—a simple, yet sophisticated performance monitor that keeps track of your vitals between workouts.—Ebenezer Samuel, Men's Health, 13 Nov. 2022 This five-piece set from Skkn by Kim embraces the notion that simple can be just as effective.—Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 17 Dec. 2022 This list simple would not be complete without a pair of boots.—Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 5 Dec. 2022 Fresh goat cheese, deeply flavorful Blenheim apricots (tangier and sweeter than Turkish apricots) and stubby, rich Marcona almonds are worth using here, because in a recipe this simple, the flavors are really noticeable.—Magdalena O'neal, Sunset Magazine, 25 Mar. 2022 Otherwise, Samson kept the palette simple, with oak cabinetry and coordinating stools from Industry West surrounding a custom island.—Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 18 Nov. 2022 He’s a utopian, a peacemaker, who renders complexity simple and conflicts solvable.—Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 5 Dec. 2022 The title track in particular is a glowy dreamscape, a paean to simple and in this case bodily pleasures.—Matthew Richards, Chicago Tribune, 7 Nov. 2022 This proves that simple is sometimes the way to go, and is why this cologne has been popular since 1996.—Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin simplus, alteration of Latin simplic-, simplex single, having one ingredient, plain, from sem-, sim- one + -plic-, -plex -fold — more at same, -fold