Simply Sentence Examples
People simply cannot move that fast.
Maybe Katie was simply trying to stay out of trouble.
He had simply avoided it.
Maybe he was simply tired.
I simply want to follow his lead.Advertisement
Was he going somewhere or simply exercising the horse?
Can't you simply ask his mother what he does for a living?
She could drive, if someone would simply tell her where they were.
When we do not at all understand the cause of an action, whether a crime, a good action, or even one that is simply nonmoral, we ascribe a greater amount of freedom to it.
It was hard to say whether Alex was withholding facts so she couldn't contest his decisions or simply because he thought she did not need to know.Advertisement
This is simply returning to the people a portion of income from land that is publicly owned.
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.
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.
But then, maybe Alondra was one of those people who simply took a long time to warm to strangers.
This is simply another form of trade, so some might accuse me of double counting some of my forty-three reasons war will end.Advertisement
It simply wasn't like him to be rude like that.
Oh, he was simply beautiful!
Although they were rich, they lived simply and were at peace with all the world.
The man, a soldier with a sack over his shoulder, stopped, came close up to Dolokhov's horse, touched it with his hand, and explained simply and in a friendly way that the commander and the officers were higher up the hill to the right in the courtyard of the farm, as he called the landowner's house.
He simply said he would have told her to bring something else.Advertisement
Judge Marshall carried the turkey simply because he wished to be kind and obliging.
They exist simply because we have not had the means to solve them in the past.
The rooms were whitewashed once a month; and this one, at least, was the whitest, most simply furnished, and probably the neatest apartment in the town.
I simply wish to refuse allegiance to the State, to withdraw and stand aloof from it effectually.
He could not tell them simply that everyone went at a trot and that he fell off his horse and sprained his arm and then ran as hard as he could from a Frenchman into the wood.Advertisement
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?
The party of the old and dissatisfied, who censured the innovations, turned to him expecting his sympathy in their disapproval of the reforms, simply because he was the son of his father.
And how simply she is dressed!
She moved simply to be farther away from the wounded man.
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.
It was simply that he didn't want to tell her - which amounted to the same thing.
Did he arrange to have Alex out of the way, or was he simply taking advantage of the situation?
It was neither good nor bad in her mind back then - it simply was.
Instinct told her his threat wasn't simply the liquor talking.
The pieces of the puzzle simply didn't fit together.
He simply went into town one day and never returned.
Would he simply walk away?
We were all at risk, simply because we could identify him!
Brennan's admonition that our tip line might be compromised was beyond being simply bothersome.
My wife thought he should go or Howie should simply kiss his mother's hand, give an excuse of pressing business, and come back east.
She simply shrugged and left.
Shall I simply kill them all to be sure?
Did the culprit do my work for me or simply get in my way?
Do you think this detective suspects you folks are involved with the tipster or does he simply doesn't know why you're all lying?
I wasn't sure if the Pace Arrow motor home had vacated its site or simply was out for an afternoon jaunt.
I simply want to know if it is she that can't be influenced or only I that can't influence her.
That way she could simply drive it back.
You were brought up with old-fashioned morals, so you simply didn't discuss things like that.
They weren't fighting — they simply didn't talk.
He was simply there.
Each branch grows simply by the transverse division of its apical cell.
Those chromatophores which remain colorless, and serve simply as starch-f ormers in parts of the plant not exposed to the light, are called leucoplasts or amyloplasts.
The reduction is brought about simply by the segmentation of the spirem thread into half the number of segments instead of the normal number.
As Pasargadae was named after the tribe in whose district it lay, so the new capital is by the Persians and Greeks simply called "the Persians"; later authors call it Persepolis (q.v.), "the Persian city."
The same year peace was concluded with Mithradates on condition that he should be put back to the position he held before the war; but, as he raised objections, he had in the end to content himself with being simply a vassal of Rome.
To compare the Palaearctic genera with those of the Australian and Neotropical regions would be simply a waste of time, for the points of resemblance are extremely few, and such as they are they lead to nothing.
When he cries "Rain, rain," or otherwise makes vivid to himself and his hearers the idea of rain, expecting that the rain will thereby be forced to come, it is as if he had said "Rain, now you must come," or simply "Rain, come!"
A notable method of borrowing power from another magic-wielding agency is simply to breathe its name in connexion with the spell that stands in need of reinforcement; as the name suggests its owner, so it comes to stand for his real presence.
His relative Abraham ben Ezra, generally called simply Ibn Ezra,4 was still more distinguished.
In one place the Christians were in utter bondage, in another they were simply tributary; still, everywhere the Mussulman Saracen formed the ruling class, the Christian Greek formed the subject class.
Technology is simply the combining of other economic products in new ways.
In the past, we simply had division of labor among people.
We call these rights "human rights" because they apply to every single person on the planet by virtue of simply being alive.
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.
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.
We are so degraded that we cannot speak simply of the necessary functions of human nature.
Maybe they are simply great enough to receive without misgiving.
Drawing nearer, he recognized in the Rhetor a man he knew, Smolyaninov, and it mortified him to think that the newcomer was an acquaintance--he wished him simply a brother and a virtuous instructor.
In it was the petition to the Emperor drawn up by the auditor, in which Denisov, without alluding to the offenses of the commissariat officials, simply asked for pardon.
She did not now say those former terrible words to him, but looked simply, merrily, and inquisitively at him.
Not 'very good' it's simply delicious!
No, simply I have business....
Somehow it simply wasn't top priority in her life right now.
A few minutes after they left, Felipa arrived with an older woman she introduced simply as Maria.
I miss that and I'm not going to be held back simply because you're afraid to have me wandering around on my own.
When Yancey's attention diverted to his mother, she simply shrugged.
She lay quiet, simply enjoying the feel of him.
Right now he was simply a customer.
I suppose I'm simply not very ambitious.
It was hard to tell whether the sarcasm had gone over his head or he simply wasn't amused.
I don't believe in catch-and-release except if the fish is simply too small.
No, I simply think there is a proper way to do things, and humans have a habit of doing what pleases them at the moment, not what is best for the future.
I was simply stating that I agree with the man.
She was simply lonely out there and he was good company - the only company.
Maybe he simply wasn't capable of having a relationship deeper than surface friendship.
And Mr. Cade has done nothing to make me think he is anything but a normal man who simply enjoys his solitude.
But it didn't fit the man she had come to know, and she wasn't about to believe it simply because he hadn't made a pass at her yet.
I was simply hanging upside down too long.
For a long time he simply stood there, and when he finally spoke, his voice was controlled.
Why didn't he simply say he wanted to go see Mary?
He hated cats, but he carried the kitten all the way to the kitchen and back simply to show her one.
Sometimes I do, but most of the time it's simply impractical.
I'm not opposed to technology, I simply enjoy the work.
I was hoping I was simply a few weeks late, but it's been over three now and then this started.
Betsy chatted away while Howie, as nervous as a groom, simply listened.
That theorizes if you travel in time and kill your grandfather before your father is conceived, would you simply not be?
He simply continued to speak in a calm voice.
While we were sympathetic to dad, we decided after heated discussion simply tip what we learned.
Howie doesn't want you to simply telephone Willard Humphries; he wants you to go down there and look him in the eye when you ask him.
I turned my head but he simply gave a wave of his hand.
He introduced himself simply as Frank and said he was at my disposal.
Instead of answering, I simply smiled.
He was simply far too wise to allow me the opportunity.
Little was said of our clandestine activities of the past year as we simply enjoyed each other's company.
Am I speaking simply enough, Dusty, or do I need to dumb it down more?
She couldn't tell if he were doing it on purpose or simply had no control.
You are saving five lives a day, simply by being my mate.
It's not a competition, he said simply.
He simply forced him to retire.
I simply took on a form that you would not find threatening, Zamon answered.
He made no move to bite her or kiss her, simply studied her, his thumb stroking the pulse in her neck.
Dean took a deep breath and looked at Cynthia who simply shook her head in wonderment.
I knew he had a spotted life before meeting my mother, but I figured he was secretive about his past simply because it gave him a sort of mystique.
The two men didn't simply dislike one another—the feelings ran far deeper.
While Dean was fully exonerated from any wrongdoing in the unfortunate affair, either Fitzgerald failed to agree with the determination or simply despised being judged wrong.
They were simply inquiring about the current ownership.
Ginger jumped back with a scream, but the others who were closer simply laughed.
I offered to take a smaller share simply to speed things up.
Or whoever's ass ends up owning the mine, Dean thought, but he simply waved away the apology.
The warmth of the evening chased out Bird Song's guests—all non-dieters probably queuing up for ice cream, or maybe simply promenading the Victorian village streets as alpenglow painted the surrounding peaks in pink.
Why wouldn't whoever discovered the bones simply report what they found?
It was simply a case of differing definitions of quid pro quo.
If he, Cynthia, and Fred were tasked with simply finding the identity of the old bones, the chore would be difficult at best and limited to Fred and his cronies researching old records.
Dean simply held out his hand.
Finally, he doubled back and spent the return trip simply enjoying the country road.
Lydia simply gave a dismissive wave of her hand and went inside, leaving Dean to follow.
When he'd finished, she simply stared at him.
The Deans knew they couldn't simply keep Martha without reporting her arrival to the Midwest authorities that were searching for the girl as a kidnapping victim, and her mother as a fleeing fugitive.
I heard he was going to give them out after the sale, after the trunks sold, but the keys all got mixed up so he simply tossed them.
She simply gazed at him.
I simply want to know.
How much easier would it have been, if she simply accepted his love and walked away from the underworld?
I simply offer them a route home in exchange for favors, Darkyn said.
Fate simply gazed at him.
Life was simply a maze of possibilities waiting on decisions.
Maybe it was simply his confidence that impressed people.
She volunteered very little and acted uneasy when asked, so they simply let it drop.
Most of the time they did, but in the case of Lori, each time Carmen asked him about it, he simply said they would discuss it later.
Maybe she should go home and eat with Alex, but it was nice simply enjoying some time alone.
I simply didn't say anything.
You simply assumed it.
If her present methods were not working, she might simply decide to take Destiny and run – if Destiny was what she wanted.
If she wanted revenge, she might simply try to break them up.
We have simply allowed you to see her whenever you want.
I think he simply wanted his daughter to have everything if something happened to him.
If not to get the money and farm, then simply to make sure I didn't enjoy them.
Today she would be happy simply to know that Alex would wake up.
It simply didn't make sense, and Josh was usually all about sense.
He simply made no attempt - so unlike Alex – at least the old Alex.
Maybe it was something she simply expected.
He simply didn't respond.
For a moment she thought he might speak, but he simply looked at her.
Alex was there, he was simply having trouble communicating.
For a moment they simply looked into each other's eyes.
It was embarrassing enough to simply think of the things to tell him, let alone say it to him.
Instead of his usual pleased smile, he simply turned back to Jonathan.
But it wasn't simply that.
Nothing felt right, so she decided to tuck her hands behind her back and simply lean against the wall.
He was simply forceful.
Once again she allowed him to fill his needs, simply waiting for it to be over.
If he couldn't sign it, he simply didn't convey it.
And romance; was it simply his ticket?
It simply hadn't been expressed – by either of them.
She had no right to push him into a relationship simply because she wanted a father-in-law.
There are some things that I simply couldn't go along with.
I am simply collecting on the debt, as is my obligation.
I'm simply choosing the terms.
I am here simply to assess what is in your brain.
She cleared her throat and said simply, "Yes."
He simply didn't have the control.
They wait so long, they forget they can have one, or they choose not to have one, or they simply just don't.
He wore all black, though he was dressed more simply than she'd seen him, in dark jeans and a black long-sleeved T-shirt and heavy boots.
Rhyn made no moves on her, simply rolled to tuck her against his warm body.
He didn.t attack, simply let his cold power loose into her for a long moment before releasing her.
Kris gave no explanation, simply strode into the shadow world.
His lifemate simply wasn't there.
He simply fell in love after he met her, while doing God's work.
Shipton, sensing now that Dean had not simply fallen, began to work at the ring on his harness where his line was secured.
You think everything wrong with us is your fault, and that is simply not true.
You simply have to come to my place to see how perfect the watercolor fits.
She preferred her studio at Fairhaven, and did most of her artwork there; it simply could not fit all her work.
Jackson considered calling Miriam, but there simply wasn't enough time.
They were simply very tall – all well over six feet.
The frigid air would simply sneak under the house and ooze up through the cracks in the floor.
Why didn't you simply let him escape?
Instantly he was awake - not simply sitting there with his eyes open, but completely awake.
Why couldn't they simply be friends?
Anyway, I simply can't afford it.
Maybe Alex was simply burned out on raising children after giving up so much for Katie - only to have her run away.
It was simply idle conversation about everything from the weather to politics.
But was it Alex who had come between them, or did he simply show up at a critical time?
They had simply overlooked the issue in their excitement.
I'm simply not ready to face that kind of commitment yet.
It was simply going to take time.
Carmen had Penny in the stanchion and was straddling her, trying to trim one hoof when the little doe simply lay down.
There were some things that people simply took for granted.
Josh was certain it was a pack, not simply a gathering of neighbor dogs.
His conversation with Tim returned, and he stayed the urge to call Lana as he had when he was simply the Guardian.
He'd either played everyone around him like the politician he was, or he'd simply seized on an opportunity that she and Brady created.
Deities don't need instincts. We simply know. But even I cannot know all.
Dean simply shook his head, committed to being grumpy for the entire day.
They were simply "doing their best."
Both drank their coffee black and although both took a doughnut, Mrs. Byrne simply picked at hers, lifting the tiniest of crumbs with dampened fingertips.
It simply wouldn't be Jeff.
Dean simply shrugged his shoulders.
Dean simply ignored him.
She accused them of jailing her sons without trial, hiding them away or simply not telling her of their whereabouts.
Dean was sure Fred simply wanted to meet Jeffrey Byrne's wife and had suggested Cynthia Byrne come by the house for her husband's belongings.
Dean hoped it was simply from force of habit, not because he possessed information he wasn't sharing.
He'd be at the service next week and not to see if a missing man would turn up in veiled drag, but simply because Cynthia Byrne told him she'd be pleased with his presence.
He had simply evolved into the profession from his duties in the Army.
Dean wanted to explain it was far more of a shock seeing a bloated Billie or Willie Wassermann with a head looking like a bleached basketball, but simply nodded instead.
Nothing was seriously damaged, simply strewn about.
Jenny didn't look as if she believed their story but Dean was a detective so she simply took their statements and refrained from asking embarrassing questions.
When Dean chided her about her improved mood she simply laughed and said love does that to people.
Oh, I guess I'd have gone back to being Mrs. Byrne—I'm too accommodating to have simply left him, and I do believe in my vows.
Everyone simply assumed they would marry.
Sometimes it was difficult to know which virtues they taught her were worthy and which were simply out-dated.
Usually, he was simply Alex – as exciting as that might be.
Would he continue to consider her input, or would he simply take control?
Alex would see it as an opportunity to help – simply because of his nature.
If people are going to think bad things about me, it won't matter whether I'm staying here at night or simply going out with him.
For some reason, Dad simply didn't care for Josh... never did.
To simply know that it was a part of Alex would be a wonderful experience.
Everyone simply assumed we were going to be married because we spent so much time together.
It was dark there beside the truck, and for a moment he simply held her close.
She relaxed in the luxury of leather seat covers and a smooth ride, content simply to watch him drive.
For a moment he simply stood there, looking down at her.
It was so wonderful simply being held in his arms.
He would simply have to learn by trial and error.
But he simply stood quietly watching her.
Maybe it wasn't simply a breakfast out.
He simply squeezed her hand and said he would see her in a few hours.
Maybe he was getting nervous because he had been this close to getting married once before and she simply didn't show up for the wedding.
On the other hand, simply getting it over with wasn't very inviting, either.
She simply felt sad, as if she had lost someone forever.
For a moment he simply gazed down at her.
It was a pleasure simply watching him eat.
Simply purchasing needs without the stress of budgeting was a relief.
She could simply tell him she decided to eat healthier.
He simply wanted someone to listen.
He has simply accepted the fact that we can't have one.
Carmen had tried to talk to Alex about his parents on several occasions but he simply gave brief answers and then changed the subject.
Why didn't he simply talk to her?
He simply complemented her on another great meal and went to feed the buffalo before it got dark.
Even so, who would simply walk in...
For a moment they simply stared at each other.
It was nice simply being a couple.
It simply wouldn't be his.
On the other hand, maybe she was simply uncomfortable with making decisions.
He was simply trying to lead the subject away.
Of course he wasn't going to cancel a business trip simply because she didn't want him to go.
Did the room actually have a magical strength, or was it simply a childish fantasy?
Josh simply didn't realize how strong he was — and he had a terrible temper.
He simply needed time to adjust.
She simply had to be patient.
He could simply turn the subject off, like a radio, leaving her in shamed silence.
Finally even that didn't work, so she simply avoided the living room all together.
He was simply being Alex —- trying to help someone who was having a hard time.
He's simply not aware of his strength — especially when he's drunk.
For a few minutes he simply sat there, as if organizing what he wanted to say.
The other option was to accept the will, and when Carmen was awarded the money and farm, simply turn it all over to Lori.
As soon as I figure out how, I will, he said simply.
He simply hadn't wanted to face what his instincts told him.
He expressed no emotion, simply dropped his eyes to hers once more.
Taran said nothing, simply tightened his grip around her.
She looked so lovely in that garb that he simply stood and watched in silence.
Every inch of her was firm from working outside, and the tan simply put a finishing touch to all of it.
He simply had the final say – most of the time.
It was hard to tell whether he was being secretive or there simply wasn't anything to tell.
This wouldn't be like their annual snowbirds who simply wanted to escape the cold winters up north, though.
Maybe it was simply that she had achieved her dream of a horse ranch and was moving on to the next – taking over his dream.
She simply wore what her mother sewed for her.
Some children were simply bad combinations.
Whether it was the way he did it or they simply didn't understand, there was no wailing as she had anticipated.
Maybe he was simply so average that he didn't stand out – except for his height.
Alex reasoned that she simply didn't want to be left behind.
It was pleasant simply listening to them talk.
On the other hand, maybe it was simply the arrival of Felipa that made her happier.
Some personalities simply didn't work together.
Maybe he simply needed time to get over it.
They moved to the next table and Carmen concentrated on the clips, contemplating how to bring up the subject and finally deciding there was no best way, so she simply asked.
Why didn't he simply say so?
Whether he was pleased, upset or simply didn't care wasn't evident.
If he had simply wanted different clothes, she might have complied, but what he wanted to do was slice his clothing up with a razor blade and get jeans so long that they shredded from being walked on – like the other band members.
It was nice simply being with the children and having no other commitments.
Why didn't he simply tell her that instead of leaving the impression that the clothes were improper?
She would simply exist.
What good was there in calling him back to something he would simply walk away from again?
Then you're saying that you would welcome your grandchild simply because it is part of the daughter you love?
But that would simply complicate things for him.
It wasn't simply sex.
All this time you haven't allowed yourself to have a pet simply because your father thought every animal on the place should earn its keep.
For a few moments he simply held her.
The dairy wasn't simply a financial endeavor, as Mums had thought.
Of course, she couldn't simply quit and disappear from their lives.
Did he think she was incapable of taking care of herself, or had she simply tolerated his interference so long that it had become a habit?
Maybe he simply recognized her and was wondering where she was going.
The next question was, would he drop by the cabin or simply watch from a distance?
Why didn't he simply state his purpose?
From now on he would probably do his watching from afar - if he didn't simply tell her father the deal was off.
She had always found herbs interesting, but until now they were simply mystery medicines.
I'm simply stating that I'm not leaving my destiny to the whim of a man.
Why not simply enjoy his companionship?
Was he shy, or was he simply a casual type of person?
The stakes must be high - or maybe he simply enjoyed the game.
When a man wants to know something, he simply asks.
Was he gold digging, or was it simply a ruse to spend the night?
I'm simply grateful that you weren't a bear.
Little did I know that I simply wasn't sophisticated enough for you.
Would Justin rent it out, or would he simply move in?
If she had simply confronted him and told him she knew Dad sent him, everything would have been brought into the open then.
He had simply gone back to the man he had been when they first met.
What's your excuse - or is it simply your slow southern way that makes you drag your feet?
I am simply curious at what cost you are willing to pursue your goal.
Simply surviving was enough.
He was handsome and simply dressed in jeans and a dark t-shirt.
Your cousins can simply never return from school one day.
It fell, and I had nothing to do with it, but I'll be Machiavellian about it and simply appreciate the end result, Eden said and then paused.
Curious but unwilling to join the masses fawning over them, she kept her distance and simply watched.
He does not discuss the possibility of successful resistance to the Chaldeans; he simply assumes that the attempt is foolish and wicked, and, like other prophets, he identifies his political programme with the will of God.
This latter question had not presented itself to the prophet's mind; his object was simply to correct the opinion of the people that their present misfortunes were due not to their own faults but to those of their predecessors.
They are, however, so simply deducible from the results he has.given that all the four analogies may be properly called by his name.
Probably the recognition and appointment of elders was simply the transfer from the synagogue to the Church of a usage which was regarded as essential among Jews; and the Gentile churches naturally followed the example of the Jewish Christians.
In some communities they fell into the control of violent men and became simply bands of outlaws, dangerous even to the former members; and the anarchical aspects of the movement excited the North to vigorous condemnation.'
Cost of tuition (simply) ranges from f2 to ff6 a year.
In the second class of colonies the governor, sometimes assisted by a privy council, on which non-official members find seats, sometimes simply by a council of administration, is responsible only to the minister of the colonies.
Ctesias must certainly have known of it, and it is possible that he may have named it simply IIEpvac, after the people, as is undoubtedly done by certain writers of a somewhat later date.'
We cannot tell when the Sabbath became dissociated from the month; but the change seems to have been made before the Book of the Covenant, which already regards the Sabbath simply as an institution of humanity and ignores the new moon.
Shops in the native quarter are simply chambers in the walls of the houses, and open at the front.
Lind's anemometer, which consists simply of a U tube containing liquid with one end bent into a horizontal direction to face the wind, is perhaps the original form from which the tube class of instrument has sprung.
But Perugia had no mind simply to subserve the papal interests.
Hence when useful work can be obtained from a system by simply connecting visible portions of it by a train of mechanism, such energy is more readily recognized than is that which would compel us to control the behaviour of molecules before we could transform it into useful work.
Finally, Rumford reviewed all the sources from which the heat might have been supposed to be derived, and concluded that it was simply produced by the friction, and that the supply was inexhaustible.
Our task is simply to furnish the general reader with an account of the types of instrumentation prevalent at various musical periods, and their relation to other branches of the art.
For example, it has often been said that the extent to which their orchestral viola parts double the basses is due, partly to bad traditions of Italian opera, and partly to the fact that viola players were, more often than not, simply persons who had failed to play the violin.
On the operatic scale established by Wagner such detail is simply lost.
In this case the chain is not coiled, but simply passes over the lifting wheel, the free end hanging loose.
The hydraulic crane has a great advantage in possessing an almost ideal brake, for by simply throttling the exhaust from the lifting cylinder the speed of descent can be regulated within very wide limits and with perfect safety.
His master usually found him a slave-girl as wife (the children were then born slaves), often set him up in a house (with farm or business) and simply took an annual rent of him.
The apparatus for generating the electric action at one end is commonly called the transmitting apparatus or instrument, or the sending apparatus or instrument, or sometimes simply the transmitter or sender.