It's as simple as that.
I loved to sound him on the various reforms of the day, and he never failed to look at them in the most simple and practical light.
Surely he had a simple checkbook file.
A simple yes or no would suffice.
It's that simple to you?
We have fallen into the habit of anthropomorphizing computers and robots for a simple reason: The more we program them to do things that we presently do, the more we think of them as being like us.
Simple - hardwood floors and lots of light.
Surely his vocabulary included such a simple word.
The statement was simple and honest, and somehow it made her feel better.
I was growing to love this town, with its simple history, proud of its old homes and field stone fences, telling the world it was a place worth staying.
It seemed simple enough.
He needed a written map to perform simple chores like finding a grocery store or getting around Boston.
Did he suspect that she was beginning to feel more for him than simple friendship?
That was simple enough.
She had learned the printed letters, and for some time had amused herself by making simple sentences, using slips on which the words were printed in raised letters; but these sentences had no special relation to one another.
Darkness moved in quickly now, and he knew he'd soon need help and more light than a simple flashlight to locate a wreck, if in fact a vehicle had plunged to the valley floor, a hundred or more feet below.
The latter wished to send her some books; but she could not find anything simple enough for her!
"I want to see Gabriel happy," was the simple response.
Yet how different is the life of these simple country folks from that of the Persian capital!
Why should not our furniture be as simple as the Arab's or the Indian's?
Of course, it would be simple to say she died in childbirth.
A simple shake of the head obviously didn't satisfy him.
The soft sand in the ravine would make it simple for the Indians to detect where they had emerged.
Even the simple act of enrolling her in school was a major chore.
War occurs for a very simple reason: To some nations at some time, war is preferable to peace.
His simple words turned her inside out, and yet, what would he want with a woman like her?
It was then Cynthia renewed her simple earlier suggestion.
It is a simple premise and yet, at the same time, an article of faith—a faith that the future would be better than the past.
A poor person with a six-year-old car today has more wealth than a poor person with a six-year-old car did back in 1911, for the simple reason that cars are so much better now.
In one room some little tots were standing before the blackboard, painfully constructing "simple sentences."
Kuragin was much more sensible and simple with women than among men.
At that moment this all seemed quite easy, simple, and clear to Natasha.
Obtaining hard and fast evidence was their not-always simple chore.
A simple reconnoiter until I have all the pieces to my chess game.
He looked down, and she bounded to the kitchen, surprised to find her breathing ragged after such a simple kiss.
Her hair glowed as if it were on fire, and she floated, her slender form clad in simple leggings and a tunic.
Damian twisted, surprised to find his body stiff with the simple movement.
Martha, whose stay with them was at first a simple good deed, then a delight and now so very much more.
"If I make this bone public there'll be a bushel of paper work," Jake said in his usual keep-it-simple fashion.
But I am making a simple statement that life is better now than it has ever been.
This is not a shortcoming of our imaginations but rather a simple reality.
Simple measures of GNP and prosperity vastly underreport this.
Let's say, to keep the math simple, they go up thirtyfold.
The beginning of my life was simple and much like every other little life.
Oh, would that men would leave the city, its splendour and its tumult and its gold, and return to wood and field and simple, honest living!
I took Helen and my Botany, "How Plants Grow," up in the tree, where we often go to read and study, and I told her in simple words the story of plantlife.
Yesterday's perplexities are strangely simple to-day, and to-day's difficulties become to-morrow's pastime.
The simple facts would be so much more convincing!
I have already told her in simple language of the beautiful and helpful life of Jesus, and of His cruel death.
When I was a little older I felt the need of some means of communication with those around me, and I began to make simple signs which my parents and friends readily understood; but it often happened that I was unable to express my thoughts intelligibly, and at such times I would give way to my angry feelings utterly....
I sometimes despair of getting anything quite simple and honest done in this world by the help of men.
A simple and independent mind does not toil at the bidding of any prince.
There is nowhere recorded a simple and irrepressible satisfaction with the gift of life, any memorable praise of God.
If, then, we would indeed restore mankind by truly Indian, botanic, magnetic, or natural means, let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our own brows, and take up a little life into our pores.
Nothing can rightly compel a simple and brave man to a vulgar sadness.
A more simple and natural man it would be hard to find.
I have rarely met a fellowman on such promising ground--it was so simple and sincere and so true all that he said.
It is wonderful with what elaborateness this simple fact is advertised--this piscine murder will out--and from my distant perch I distinguish the circling undulations when they are half a dozen rods in diameter.
We talked of rude and simple times, when men sat about large fires in cold, bracing weather, with clear heads; and when other dessert failed, we tried our teeth on many a nut which wise squirrels have long since abandoned, for those which have the thickest shells are commonly empty.
Pierre had managed to start a conversation with the abbe about the balance of power, and the latter, evidently interested by the young man's simple-minded eagerness, was explaining his pet theory.
All his absent-mindedness and inability to enter a room and converse in it was, however, redeemed by his kindly, simple, and modest expression.
Then followed other questions just as simple: Was Kutuzov well?
She says little, but what she does say is always clear and simple, so she is not stupid.
Into the insignificant, trifling, and artificial interests uniting that society had entered the simple feeling of the attraction of a healthy and handsome young man and woman for one another.
"Well, now we'll arrange something quite simple and becoming," she said.
In his person, honor was shown to a simple fighting Russian soldier without connections and intrigues, and to one who was associated by memories of the Italian campaign with the name of Suvorov.
This gratitude reminded him of how much more he might do for these simple, kindly people.
His arguments were concise, simple, and clear.
Everything seemed so simple and clear in Speranski's exposition that Prince Andrew involuntarily agreed with him about everything.
A very simple thought occurred to him: What does it matter to me or to Bitski what the Emperor was pleased to say at the Council?
And this simple reflection suddenly destroyed all the interest Prince Andrew had felt in the impending reforms.
The whole family, whom he had formerly judged severely, now seemed to him to consist of excellent, simple, and kindly people.
All the complex laws of man centered for her in one clear and simple law--the law of love and self-sacrifice taught us by Him who lovingly suffered for mankind though He Himself was God.
Often, listening to the pilgrims' tales, she was so stimulated by their simple speech, mechanical to them but to her so full of deep meaning, that several times she was on the point of abandoning everything and running away from home.
In the state of intoxication she was in, everything seemed simple and natural.
For the Pavlograd hussars, however, the whole of this retreat during the finest period of summer and with sufficient supplies was a very simple and agreeable business.
Doctors came to see her singly and in consultation, talked much in French, German, and Latin, blamed one another, and prescribed a great variety of medicines for all the diseases known to them, but the simple idea never occurred to any of them that they could not know the disease Natasha was suffering from, as no disease suffered by a live man can be known, for every living person has his own peculiarities and always has his own peculiar, personal, novel, complicated disease, unknown to medicine--not a disease of the lungs, liver, skin, heart, nerves, and so on mentioned in medical books, but a disease consisting of one of the innumerable combinations of the maladies of those organs.
This simple thought could not occur to the doctors (as it cannot occur to a wizard that he is unable to work his charms) because the business of their lives was to cure, and they received money for it and had spent the best years of their lives on that business.
And it is all so simple, pale, and crude in the cold white light of this morning which I feel is dawning for me.
Speaking thickly and with a faraway look in his shining eyes, he told the whole story of his life: his marriage, Natasha's love for his best friend, her betrayal of him, and all his own simple relations with her.
"How simple and clear it is," thought Pierre.
And all he said--that it was necessary to await provisions, or that the men had no boots--was so simple, while what they proposed was so complicated and clever, that it was evident that he was old and stupid and that they, though not in power, were commanders of genius.
To that question, "What for?" a simple answer was now always ready in his soul: "Because there is a God, that God without whose will not one hair falls from a man's head."
No, you can't understand what I learned from that illiterate man--that simple fellow.
It had bare deal floors and was furnished with very simple hard sofas, armchairs, tables, and chairs made by their own serf carpenters out of their own birchwood.
I only wished to say that ideas that have great results are always simple ones.
Now that's simple enough.
The establishment of this simple and obvious law should be enough.
If we examined simple actions and had a vast number of such actions under observation, our conception of their inevitability would be still greater.
A simple yes or no would have sufficed.
It was simple enough to wander around outside, as if she were looking for something.
Those are the plain and simple facts.
What was so terrible about a simple kiss?
Space-time in simple terms is a mathematical model that combines space and time into a single continuum.
It was a simple runaway.
This goes beyond a simple patient-doctor relationship but I think our friend needs to pour out everything that's troubling.
I set about showing Molly some of our Econ Scrutiny simple chores and she was immediately interested.
As the camper was on the wooded side of the circle, there was no simple access to the rear.
In the box was a small, simple necklace of a bronze chain and faded bronze coin.
He never thought something so simple could please him so much.
She pulled her hair into a simple French twist, the kind she wore to work, and applied her make-up carefully.
Both wished there was a simple means of communicating this information to the child.
It was a simple deal.
Catching him up on things at the office had been simple enough, as someone was there to visit him several times a week.
We could go on here and talk about other military powers and alliances, but the simple fact is that large countries are less willing to risk war in defense of small ones.
I liked the simple, wild grandeur of the palisades.
These letters are of simple, square, angular design.
Some of these words have successive steps of meaning, beginning with what is simple and leading on to what is abstract.
I knew that Laura Bridgman had shown the same intuitive desire to produce sounds, and had even learned to pronounce a few simple words, which she took great delight in using, and I did not doubt that Helen could accomplish as much as this.
With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have ever lived a more simple and meagre life than the poor.
And again, under Helene's influence, what had seemed terrible now seemed simple and natural.
It was all very simple and horrible.
And they with their simple, kind, firm faces surrounded his benefactor on all sides.
It was plain that l'amour which the Frenchman was so fond of was not that low and simple kind that Pierre had once felt for his wife, nor was it the romantic love stimulated by himself that he experienced for Natasha.
The governor was a brisk little man, very simple and affable.
Their conversation was very simple and unimportant.
But how simple it is.
His last days and hours passed in an ordinary and simple way.
So it came about that at the council at Malo-Yaroslavets, when the generals pretending to confer together expressed various opinions, all mouths were closed by the opinion uttered by the simple-minded soldier Mouton who, speaking last, said what they all felt: that the one thing needful was to get away as quickly as possible; and no one, not even Napoleon, could say anything against that truth which they all recognized.
While imprisoned in the shed Pierre had learned not with his intellect but with his whole being, by life itself, that man is created for happiness, that happiness is within him, in the satisfaction of simple human needs, and that all unhappiness arises not from privation but from superfluity.
I was amazed at his reaction to a simple compliment.
Something as simple as calling her sweetheart or pointing out her many attributes could put her in a romantic mood.
It was a simple kiss that had no reason to quicken her pulse, but it did.
Thanks to Alex, that chore had been turned into a simple twist of a knob.
You have a natural instinct for the simple but elegant.
She pondered what made her decision so simple and touched her face again.
His lips brushed hers, and she felt something within her melt at the simple touch.
If it was so simple, Andre wouldn't be trying to drop a hint without betraying the confidence of Deidre.
The simple, purposeful touch reinforced what she already knew.
"I have heard that you are the wisest man in the world," she said, "and surely this simple thing ought not to puzzle you."
To use a simple example: You are in San Francisco.