adjective, sim·pler, sim·plest.
- composed of only one substance or element: a simple substance.
- not mixed.
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Example sentences from the Web for simple
Gillingham tells Mary that he wants to make their lives simpler, but it sounds a little like the dying of the light.
The legal jungle must be bulldozed, and replaced by radically simpler framework of goals and principles.
He also has a propensity to use clanking words when he could have used simpler ones.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hitchcock had done simpler versions of things like that before sound.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We see that he has not shed his desire to return to a simpler life.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is simpler than having to cram and then stand the racket of a competitive examination.
If one could languish through life in the shell of a mere beauty that life would be a good deal simpler proposition than it is.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The ideas are simpler, the numina seem less cold and more protective, the worshippers more sensible of divine aid.The Religion of Ancient Rome|Cyril Bailey
This, as experience has shown, is a simpler way of effecting a policy of insurance.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
It is not strange, therefore, that among these churchmen there exists a demand for a simpler life.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
British Dictionary definitions for simple
- (of a fraction) containing only integers
- (of an equation) containing variables to the first power only; linear
- (of a root of an equation) occurring only once; not multiple
- not divided into partsa simple leaf; a simple eye
- formed from only one ovarysimple fruit
Derived forms of simplesimpleness, noun
Word Origin for simple
Idioms and Phrases with simple
see pure and simple.