simply

[ sim-plee ]
/ ˈsɪm pli /

adverb

in a simple manner; clearly and easily.
plainly; unaffectedly.
sincerely; artlessly: to speak simply as a child.
merely; only: It is simply a cold.
unwisely; foolishly: If you behave simply toward him, you're bound to be betrayed.
wholly; absolutely: simply irresistible.

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

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Origin of simply

First recorded in 1250–1300, simply is from the Middle English word simpleliche. See simple, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for simply

simply
/ (ˈsɪmplɪ) /

adverb

in a simple manner
merely; only
absolutely; altogether; reallya simply wonderful holiday
(sentence modifier) frankly; candidly
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