plain in Engels

n. plateau, area of level ground; prairie, savanna
adj. clear, evident; simple, unembellished; ugly, unattractive; flat, smooth
adv. simply, in an unembellished manner; clearly, simply


After going about two hundred miles, the travellers at last found themselves on one of those vast plains that extend to the Atlantic.
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“It is the plain truth,” said Mrs Dilber. “He has but that which he deserves.”
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No wild cat, bear, or wolf appeared on the plain. It was a desert in its vast nakedness.
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At the head of the line of servants was an elderly woman in a plain, black silk gown.
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An absolute silence reigned on the plains. Neither the flight of a bird nor the passing of a beast disturbed the infinite calm.
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The fields and streams disappeared under the uniform whiteness. The plain was absolutely deserted.
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He crossed the great forest, then the vast plains, the marshes, and then once again profoundly deep woods. The wolves howled and the ravens cawed.
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There were no plain ornaments in poor taste, but rather, just a few objects that could only have come from the hand of a woman.
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Throughout the night Mrs Aouda, her spirit full of dark forebodings, her heart stifled with anguish, wandered about on the edge of the plains.
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What course should he take? He was tempted to make his way across the vast white plains in pursuit of this Fogg!
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1. direct: downright, sheer, transparent
2. obvious: apparent, clear, distinct, evident, intelligible, lucid, manifest
3. honest: artless, blunt, candid, direct, frank, guileless, ingenuous
4. simple: frugal, discreet, homely, dry, homey, unadorned, unpretentious
5. unattractive: homely, unbeautiful, ugly
6. ordinary: common, commonplace
7. level: even, flat, plane, smooth
8. prairie: level, expanse, plateau, mesa