The simple fact is that racism—both personal, institutional, and structural—remains a force in American life.
Marinated Tomatoes by Jim Botsacos So simple, it's not really even a recipe.
Piazza Sempione was dominated by crisply pleated skirts and simple shirt-dresses.
It told a simple story, rooted beautifully in a charming human truth.
Ehud Barak said, “The simple truth is, if there is one state, it would have to be either binational or undemocratic.”
The most cunning,” was the reply, “can always contrive to appear the most simple.
The simple sweetness of the sacrifice must not go unrewarded.
By a simple sic jubeo it posits a disorder which is an "absence of order."
Perkins, in his simple masculine dullness, never guessed this.
Let me take two or three simple instances by way of illustration.
c.1200, "free from duplicity, upright, guileless; blameless, innocently harmless," also "ignorant, uneducated; unsophisticated; simple-minded, foolish," from Old French simple (12c.) "plain, decent; friendly, sweet; naive, foolish, stupid," hence "wretched, miserable," from Latin simplus, variant of simplex "simple, uncompounded," literally "onefold" (see simplex). Sense of "free from pride, humble, meek" is mid-13c. As "consisting of only one substance or ingredient" (opposite of composite or compounded) it dates from late 14c.; as "easily done" (opposite of complicated) it dates from late 15c.
From mid-14c. as "unqualified; mere; sheer;" also "clear, straightforward; easily understood." From late 14c. as "single, individual; whole." From late 14c. of clothing, etc., "modest, plain, unadorned," and of food, "plain, not sumptuous." In medicine, of fractures, etc., "lacking complications," late 14c. As a law term, "lacking additional legal stipulations, unlimited," from mid-14c.
In Middle English with wider senses than recently, e.g. "inadequate, insufficient; weak, feeble; mere; few; sad, downcast; mournful; of little value; low in price; impoverished, destitute;" of hair, "straight, not curly." As noun, "an innocent or a guileless person; a humble or modest person" (late 14c.), also "an uncompounded substance." From c.1500 as "ignorant people."
1. Early system on Datatron 200 series. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).
2. Simulation of Industrial Management Problems with Lots of Equations. R.K. Bennett, 1958. Predecessor to DYNAMO, for IBM 704.