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Plain, adv. clearly, so as to leave no doubt: “to be received p., I'll speak more gross,” Meas. II, 4, 82. “to tell you p., I'll find a fairer face not washed to-day,” LLL IV, 3, 272. “to confirm it p., you gave me this,” V, 2, 452. “my scutcheon p. declares that I am Alisander,” V, 2, 452 “to tell thee p., I aim to lie with thee,” H6C III, 2, 69. H6C III, 2, 69 “heaven guide thy pen to print thy sorrows p.” Tit. IV, 1, 75.
2) distinctly: “sometime `Tarquin' was pronounced p.” Lucr. 1786. “spake you not these words p. `knock me here,'” Shr. I, 2, 40. “as p. as I see you now,” Tw. III, 2, 11.
3) simply, downrightly: “he was wont to speak p. and to the purpose,” Ado II, 3, 19. “I'll tell her p. she sings as sweetly as a nightingale,” Shr. II, 171. you are called p. Kate (not Katharine) Shr. II, 171 “no more but, p. and bluntly, `To the king,'” H6A IV, 1, 51.
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