He had simply avoided it.
This is simply returning to the people a portion of income from land that is publicly owned.
I simply want to follow his lead.
She could drive, if someone would simply tell her where they were.
But then, maybe Alondra was one of those people who simply took a long time to warm to strangers.
As we noted earlier, people no longer disagree simply about what values to apply to a set of facts—rather, they disagree as to the nature of the facts themselves.
If he had simply ignored her, she might have been able to get her emotions under control, but now a sob threatened so convincingly that she was afraid to breathe.
It was hard to say whether Alex was withholding facts so she couldn't contest his decisions or it simply didn't concern her.
Can't you simply ask his mother what he does for a living?
Judge Marshall carried the turkey simply because he wished to be kind and obliging.
In the modern age, we have simply transferred the competition to a new arena: the business world.
Or these jobs can be divorced from economic realities, as the struggling painter or actor decides simply to do what he loves and live off the minimum income afforded by this planet-wide prosperity.
Instead, the poorest nations should simply resign themselves to importing their food from abroad and instead get jobs working in cities in factories.
People who buy organic food, for instance, are not doing it simply because they have more money.
We could decide today to end it—by, well, simply deciding to.
We call these rights "human rights" because they apply to every single person on the planet by virtue of simply being alive.
No one I knew of had ever seriously considered the possibility that without any conflict, treaty, war, or even a coin toss, the Soviet Union would simply vote itself into nonexistence in 1991.
Young boys compete with other boys in sports and races and tug-of-wars and, well, in everything, because that is simply how they are wired.
This is simply another form of trade, so some might accuse me of double counting some of my forty-three reasons war will end.
Also, simply having a Facebook friend in Albania will tend to make you more interested in the events of Albania.
I did not know that I was spelling a word or even that words existed; I was simply making my fingers go in monkey-like imitation.
She showed me how very foolish it would be for me to pursue a four years' course of study at Radcliffe, simply to be like other girls, when I might better be cultivating whatever ability I had for writing.
When I ask for a garment of a particular form, my tailoress tells me gravely, "They do not make them so now," not emphasizing the "They" at all, as if she quoted an authority as impersonal as the Fates, and I find it difficult to get made what I want, simply because she cannot believe that I mean what I say, that I am so rash.
I have made a satisfactory dinner, satisfactory on several accounts, simply off a dish of purslane (Portulaca oleracea) which I gathered in my cornfield, boiled and salted.
At that time, the Russians were so used to victories that on receiving news of the defeat some would simply not believe it, while others sought some extraordinary explanation of so strange an event.
And why didn't you simply come straight to me as to a friend?
She moved simply to be farther away from the wounded man.
This time he didn't simply indicate what he felt.
Maybe he felt excluded - or maybe he simply needed a little encouragement.
It simply wasn't like him to be rude like that.
For a moment they simply looked at each other.
But such undercurrents still existed among the people and gathered new forces ready to manifest themselves just as strangely, unexpectedly, and at the same time simply, naturally, and forcibly.
He knew that tomorrow's battle would be the most terrible of all he had taken part in, and for the first time in his life the possibility of death presented itself to him--not in relation to any worldly matter or with reference to its effect on others, but simply in relation to himself, to his own soul--vividly, plainly, terribly, and almost as a certainty.
"I have come... simply... you know... come... it interests me," said Pierre, who had so often that day senselessly repeated that word "interesting."
A commander-in-chief's business, it would seem, is simply to choose one of these projects.
Or no, it should be simply: Maison de ma Mere, *(2) he concluded.
All his painstaking and energetic activity (in how far it was useful and had any effect on the people is another question) had been simply directed toward arousing in the masses his own feeling of patriotic hatred of the French.
Moscow when occupied by the enemy did not remain intact like Berlin, Vienna, and other towns, simply because its inhabitants abandoned it and did not welcome the French with bread and salt, nor bring them the keys of the city.
He had long ago pictured to himself a future with Sonya, and that was all clear and simple just because it had all been thought out and he knew all there was in Sonya, but it was impossible to picture a future with Princess Mary, because he did not understand her but simply loved her.
"He wrote here that he took a great liking to you," he went on simply and calmly, evidently unable to understand all the complex significance his words had for living people.
Adjutants and generals galloped about, shouted, grew angry, quarreled, said they had come quite wrong and were late, gave vent to a little abuse, and at last gave it all up and went forward, simply to get somewhere.
We have paid for the right to look at the matter plainly and simply, and we will not abandon that right.