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Plain People

plural noun
members of the Amish, the Mennonites, or the Dunkers: so named because they stress simple living.
Origin of Plain People
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In such cases, where liberties were not regained, the Plain People learned to do without them.

    The American Empire Scott Nearing
  • We're Plain People, Mr. Duncan, but allus glad to see our friends.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • Father must know these Plain People who have been such life-savers to us.

    When the Cock Crows Waldron Baily
  • We will enter it like Plain People—if you think of coming in.'

  • It merely shows how recently in this corner of the globe the Plain People retained some of the medival belief in witches.

    Brenda's Ward Helen Leah Reed
  • Among the Plain People no such "general feeling" for case exists.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • Mosha the Viscount,” said she, “I am afraid you do us Plain People a great deal too much honour.

  • It has led writers to look for subjects among the Plain People.

    The Spirit of America Henry Van Dyke
  • Both proceedings, so abhorrent to any man of honour, failed to arouse any indignation among the Plain People.

    The American Credo George Jean Nathan

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