simply ordered


Definition of simply ordered

: having any two elements connected by a relationship that is reflexive, antisymmetric, and transitive

Examples of simply ordered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some news outlets reported, citing unnamed administration officials, that President Trump was simply ordering meatpacking plants to continue operating. Charlie Savage, New York Times, "The Trump Administration’s Legal Moves to Prevent a Meat Shortage, Explained," 29 Apr. 2020 Yet, policymakers and pundits too often draw the wrong lesson from World War II: namely, that government can simply order up scientific knowledge and direct it to solve practical problems. Mark P. Mills, National Review, "The Auspicious History — and Future — of Basic Science Research," 29 Apr. 2020 But while the president can’t simply order the entire economy to reopen on his own signature, neither is the matter entirely up to states and their governors. David B. Rivkin Jr. And Lee A. Casey, WSJ, "Presidential Power Is Limited but Vast," 15 Apr. 2020 There, diners could simply order dessert like a mille-feuille ($9), a layered treat of puff pastry and cream, or peruse the full breakfast, lunch and brunch menus. Janelle Bitker,, "Maison Danel channels Parisian tea salons in San Francisco," 17 Feb. 2020 The government simply orders internet service providers (ISPs) to drop connections to the outside world -- like turning off a home modem, but for the entire country. James Griffiths, CNN, "Internet shutdowns used to be rare. They're increasingly becoming the norm in much of the world," 21 Dec. 2019 This was equally true of the beverages; rather than simply ordering a drink at the open bar, guests were encouraged to name their liquor and flavor profile of choice, then presented with a bespoke cocktail. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, "Inside an Exclusive Los Angeles Dining Event for American Express Centurion Cardholders," 20 Nov. 2019 They simply order applicants to leave the country within 33 days or face deportation, which can hurt future visa or immigration requests. Washington Post, "Administration ends protection for migrant medical care," 26 Aug. 2019 The authorities simply order internet service providers and phone companies to stop providing access to the web or to mobile networks. New York Times, "India Shut Down Kashmir’s Internet Access. Now, ‘We Cannot Do Anything.’," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of simply ordered

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Simply ordered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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