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SIM'PLY, adverb

1. Without art; without subtilty; artlessly; plainly. Subverting worldly strong and worldly wise By simply meek.

2. Of itself; without addition; alone. They make that good or evil, which otherwise of itself were not simply the one nor the other.

3. Merely; solely. simply the thing I am Shall make me live.

4. Weakly; foolishly.