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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.
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I've simply given up trying to please her, for there's no justice in her; she is good to her favorites, but she doesn't pay the least attention to anybody else, except to make sarcastic speeches about things that are none of her business.
The story is simply this," said the painter after some time.
I was simply amusing myself with the petitioners and with the officer, and in reality I never could become spiteful.
The Beaver went simply galumphing about, At seeing the Butcher so shy: And even the Baker, though stupid and stout, Made an effort to wink with one eye.
At all events, I confined myself at first simply to looking on, and decided to attempt nothing serious.
Of Buckingham she took but little notice; for her, this fugitive, this exile, was now simply a remembrance, no longer a man.
Now, I have already said in my treatise on Morals (if I may here make any use of what I have there shown), that happiness consists in the energy and perfect practice of virtue; and this not relatively, but simply; I mean by relatively, what is necessary in some certain circumstances; by simply, what is good and fair in itself: of the first sort are just punishments, and restraints in a just cause; for they arise from virtue and are necessary, and on that account are virtuous; though it is more desirable that neither any state nor any individual should stand in need of them; but those actions which are intended either to procure honour or wealth are simply good; the others eligible only to remove an evil; these, on the contrary, are the foundation and means of relative good.
We are a handful of private citizens of America, traveling simply for recreation,--and unostentatiously, as becomes our unofficial state--and therefore, we have no excuse to tender for presenting ourselves before your Majesty--"
When they were slaves, a coloured person was simply called "John" or "Susan.
And why didn't you simply come straight to me as to a friend?
He simply ignored the exposure, and the comments of the other city papers, and in the process of time he easily lived down the memory of it and went on to greater usefulness in his profession.
When we first went there," she replied, "I thought that it was simply Paradise.
In plain truth, she had simply taken her place in my mind, to the exclusion of every other person and every other subject.
But when he came again to the parents of the young girl they simply laughed in his face, and bade him do his worst.
Some wanted it to be simply "my Lord," others held out for "your Dukeness," and still others preferred "my Sovereign Liege.