purely and simply

purely and simply

Absolutely; essentially; plainly so, without having to say any more or less. This "educational app" they are promoting is purely and simply an interactive advertisement. Their performance was purely and simply phenomenal.
See also: and
References in classic literature ?
Hence, it resulted when D'Artagnan proceeded to draw his sword in earnest, he found himself purely and simply armed with a stump of a sword about eight or ten inches in length, which the host had carefully placed in the scabbard.
Nobody knows better than yourself that the bandits of Corsica are not rogues or thieves, but purely and simply fugitives, driven by some sinister motive from their native town or village, and that their fellowship involves no disgrace or stigma; for my own part, I protest that, should I ever go to Corsica, my first visit, ere even I presented myself to the mayor or prefect, should be to the bandits of Colomba, if I could only manage to find them; for, on my conscience, they are a race of men I admire greatly.
It was purely and simply his removal, in terms clear and precise.
But if I fall in with, not forty thousand English, as Planchet said, but purely and simply with four hundred, I shall be beaten.
The general sentiment is that the government is unjust, incapable of solving problems, and resorts purely and simply to the physical liquidation of its opponents.