Definition for PLAIN'LY

PLAIN'LY, adv.

  1. With a level surface. [Little used.]
  2. Without cunning or disguise.
  3. Without ornament or artificial embellishment; as, to be plainly clad.
  4. Frankly; honestly; sincerely; as, deal plainly with me. – Pope.
  5. In earnest; fairly. – Clarendon.
  6. In a manner to be easily seen or comprehended. Thou shalt write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly. – Deut. xxvii.
  7. Evidently; clearly; not obscurely. The doctrines of grace are plainly taught in the Scriptures.

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