## plane vs plain

plane plain

### Definitions

• 1) A supporting surface of an airplane; an airfoil or wing.
• 2) A trowel-shaped tool for smoothing the surface of clay, sand, or plaster in a mold.
• 3) A carpenter's tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing and leveling wood.
• 4) Mathematics A surface containing all the straight lines that connect any two points on it.
• 5) The plane tree.
• 6) A flat or level surface.
• 7) An airplane or hydroplane.
• 8) A level of development, existence, or achievement.
• 9) (Bot.) Any tree of the genus Platanus.
• 10) In linegeom., one of the planes of which two are determined by each straight of the congruence taken with each of the two straights consecutive to it by which it is intersected.
• 11) A surface approximately flat or level; a “horizon” : as, the plane of the teeth or of the diaphragm.
• 12) In crystallography, one of the natural faces of a crystal.
• 13) A metallic gage or test for a true surface; a true plane or plane surface; a surface-plate.
• 14) Specifically In biology: An ideal surface of extension in any axis of an organism: as, the vertical longitudinal plane of the body.
• 15) Figuratively, a grade of existence or a stage of development: as, to live on a higher plane.
• 16) The plane-tree.
• 17) An instrument, resembling a plasterers' trowel, used by brickmakers for striking off clay projecting above the top of the mold.
• 18) A wood-working plane having a stock resting on adjustable slides which take the place of the sole, and having adjustable fences on each side of the stock, so as to admit, by the use of various attachments, of the use of a great variety of bits. It can thus be used in molding, matching, beading, reeding, aud fiuting, as a hollow, chamfer-, fillister-, dado-, and slitting-plane, and as a plow. Also called universal plane.
• 19) In geometry, a plane through the center of a sphere.
• 20) A geometrical surface such that if any two points in it are joined by a straight line, the line will lie wholly on the surface; a surface such that two of them which have any three points in common must coincide over their whole extent; hence, a real surface having (approximately) this form.
• 21) In coal-mining, any slope or incline on which coal is raised or lowered, but usually applied to self-acting inclines, or those on which the coal is lowered by gravity. [Pennsylvania anthracite region.] In England any main road, whether level or inclined, may be called a plane
• 22) A tool for paring, smoothing, truing, and finishing woodwork.
• 23) Mathematics Of or being a figure lying in a plane.
• 24) Flat; level. synonym: level.
• 25) a figure all points of which lie in the same plane. If bounded by straight lines it is a rectilinear plane figure, if by curved lines it is a curvilinear plane figure.
• 26) (Naut.) the method of computing a ship's place and course on the supposition that the earth's surface is a plane.
• 27) that part of geometry which treats of the relations and properties of plane figures.
• 28) Without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane.
• 29) surveying in which the curvature of the earth is disregarded; ordinary field and topographical surveying of tracts of moderate extent.
• 30) (Naut.) a scale for the use of navigators, on which are graduated chords, sines, tangents, secants, rhumbs, geographical miles, etc.
• 31) See under Chart and Curve.
• 32) a problem which can be solved geometrically by the aid of the right line and circle only.
• 33) the angle included between two straight lines in a plane.
• 34) Torubout;erase.
• 35) To rise partly out of the water, as a hydroplane does at high speeds.
• 36) To travel by airplane.
• 37) To work with a plane.
• 38) To remove with a plane.
• 39) To soar or glide.
• 40) To smooth or finish with a plane.
• 41) Of a boat, to lift more or less out of the water while in motion, after the manner of a hydroplane; to hydroplane.
• 42) To efface or remove.
• 43) rare Figuratively, to make plain or smooth.
• 44) To make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by the use of a plane.

### Definitions

• 1) Something free of ornamentation or extraneous matter.
• 2) An extensive, level, usually treeless area of land.
• 3) A broad level expanse, as a part of the sea floor or a lunar mare.
• 4) Level land; usually, an open field or a broad stretch of land with an even surface, or a surface little varied by inequalities
• 5) A field; especially, a field of battle.
• 6) An extent of level, or nearly level, land; a region not noticeably diversified with mountains, hills, or valleys.
• 7) An open space surrounded by houses: as, St. Mary's Plain; the Theater Plain, in Norwich.
• 8) Obvious to the perception or mind; evident: synonym: apparent.
• 9) Not pretentious; unaffected.
• 10) Archaic Having no visible elevation or depression; flat; level.
• 11) Not elaborate or complicated; simple.
• 12) Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration.
• 13) Common in rank or station; average; ordinary.
• 14) Not mixed with other substances; pure.
• 15) Not dyed, twilled, or patterned.
• 16) Lacking beauty or distinction.
• 17) Free from obstructions; open; clear.
• 18) Straightforward; frank or candid.
• 19) Sheer; utter; unqualified.
• 20) Clearly; simply.
• 21) In a plain manner; plainly.
• 22) Incomplex;simple.
• 23) Tolament;wail;mourn.
• 24) Archaic & Poetic To lament; to bewail; to complain.
• 25) Archaic & Poetic To lament; to mourn over.

### Examples

• 1) But it has now emerged detectives arrested them as they tried to board a plane.
• 2) Only about 20 of the planes are still flying and spare parts are a problem.
• 3) When we boarded the plane back home, it was an empty feeling.
• 4) She now hopes to become the youngest person to fly a powered plane solo on her 16th birthday.
• 5) The attendants stared at my partner, who had to hobble off the plane wearing just one shoe.
• 6) She then said she wanted me to send her more money to buy a plane ticket so she can come and live with me.
• 7) He said:'We have booked our plane tickets so we need to make sure we prepare right.
• 8) Other tasks on offer include working in a TV studio, piloting a plane or scaling buildings.
• 9) This would normally trigger another control unit to fly the plane automatically.
• 10) Flat planes of colour can look wonderful when cast in shadow by strong sunlight.
• 11) Think of the head in terms of planes at angles to one another.
• 12) The leaves are beginning to turn yellow on the plane trees in city streets.
• 13) No sooner had one plane got a green than the next one was signalling its code letter.
• 14) He cancelled expensive procurement programmes for fighter planes and aircraft carriers.
• 15) The different faults in the area show up as vertical planes cutting emphatically through the crust.
• 16) What might have happened on board the plane that night?
• 17) He was last seen climbing up the outside of a plane in mid air.
• 18) It was not clear where the plane had taken off from or what its destination was.
• 19) Shows the pilot when the wings of the plane are centred or when they are banking to the left or right.
• 20) Trains, planes and automobiles give the lie to that.
• 21) The planes pass 300 metres above us.
• 22) The intent is clear; the lovers are on another plane of existence.
• 23) Nor is it expensive, just the cost of a train or plane ticket.
• 24) From inside a plane on the flat apron you can't see much.
• 25) Draw your first sketch as though the cat were made of cardboard, with different planes at various angles to the light.
• 26) Something refreshingly ditzy from the Spanish master, set on a plane heading for turmoil.
• 27) ‘He then considered the problem of when the geodesics on a surface could be represented as straight lines on the plane.’
• 28) ‘What is the path of an object dragged along a horizontal plane by a string of constant length when the end of the string not joined to the object moves along a straight line in the plane?’
• 29) ‘The style was mathematical in its use of columns in straight lines, and flat planes.’
• 30) ‘This just means that we can focus on the surfaces, lines, and planes and ignore the fact that they are physical objects.’
• 31) ‘In a horizontal plane, a square has an upside and a downside.’
• 32) ‘Finish surfaces to a true plane, to correct line and level, with all angles and corners to a right angle unless specified otherwise, and with walls and reveals plumb and square.’
• 33) ‘Start with a smooth solid of revolution whose cross sections by horizontal planes perpendicular to the rotation axis are circular rings.’
• 34) ‘The parabola results when the plane is parallel to a generating line of the cone.’
• 35) ‘Fracture is when a mineral does not break along smooth planes, rather along irregular surfaces.’
• 36) ‘The distance between images taken along the optical z-axis and the number of images projected into a single plane is indicated.’
• 37) ‘It's a flat plane of blue today, barely brighter than the gray sky over the industrial cranes at water's edge.’
• 38) ‘This is achieved by placing imaginary planes at the mouths of a channel that separates the pore region from the bulk water.’
• 39) ‘The current is computed from the number of ions that pass through an imaginary plane near the end of the channel during a simulation period.’
• 40) ‘The two orthogonal nodal planes separating these quadrants represent the fault plane and an imaginary plane called the auxiliary plane.’
• 41) ‘Shifting planes of various materials and degrees of opacity create spaces that expand and contract as needed.’
• 42) ‘One performance limitation: The magnetic antenna can only receive information if it is roughly on the same plane.’
• 43) ‘All the planets in the solar system orbit the Sun in roughly the same plane, but each is a different distance away from the Sun and moves at its own pace.’
• 44) ‘To prove our theorem on the sphere, move the figure by a rotation so that P is at the south pole, then project onto the plane.’
• 45) ‘His image of the plane, the straight line that went from the ball up through the shoulders and beyond, is too upright.’
• 46) ‘He gave a lemma investigating the possibility of exhibiting pairs of lines in the plane which are simultaneously non-parallel and non-intersecting.’
• 47) ‘Be sure your arms stay in line with your shoulders and in a vertical plane (straight up in the air).’
• 48) ‘Like your triceps, you usually work your biceps through a semicircular plane, so training them on a straight plane can be a welcome change.’
• 49) ‘After ligand binding, the subsequent interactions take place in the plane of the membrane.’
• 50) ‘We describe an experimental approach for studying ligand-receptor interactions in the plane of the membrane.’
• 51) ‘Lipid positions in the plane of the membrane are denoted schematically as ovals.’
• 52) ‘Molecules and complexes can have more than just two planes of symmetry.’
• 53) ‘It might be that one of the sticks bends in the plane perpendicular to the picture, but we can't see that.’
• 54) ‘When the strike-off operation is performed well, the surface plane of the concrete is flat with few ups and downs to be corrected with a bull float.’
• 55) ‘Second, for the kinetic behavior, we have assumed that the diffusion in the plane of the surface is much faster than the motion perpendicular to it.’
• 56) ‘To add a greater degree of difficulty, the students also had to break the plane of the surface on which they were working.’
• 57) ‘Looking around as I got to my feet, I found myself in a relatively small village set on a flat plane of ground.’
• 58) ‘Moreover, the sharp upward tilt of the platform's surface jars against the plane of the table.’
• 59) ‘Angular planes of corrugated steel extend out to frame the entrance and engage with the public thoroughfare.’
• 60) ‘Optical sections were taken and projected into a single plane.’
• 61) ‘The wood and stainless steel planes pass through the space without touching.’
• 62) ‘Enliven the dull gray planes of a weather-beaten deck by adding subtle, colorful stripes.’
• 63) ‘The inner structural walls are composed of architectural concrete that supports massive, projecting roof planes.’
• 64) ‘Rather, they tend to develop in the many nooks and crannies formed where roof planes intersect, or where roofs abut walls.’
• 65) ‘The shell forms I envision have no straight lines and flat planes; this makes them reproducible by hot-air balloon manufacturers.’
• 66) ‘Where possible, collections of up to 30 specimens from a single bed or bedding plane have been examined.’
• 67) ‘Substances that are confined to the lipid matrix will move along the plane of the bilayer.’
• 68) ‘Expansion in the plane of the bilayer would be consistent with the responses of recombinant Shaker to stretch.’
• 69) ‘The same detail is found in the rest of the house, anywhere planes or materials intersect.’
• 70) ‘There were also thin smears of the viscous material along some of the fault planes.’
• 71) ‘These materials contain planes in which copper and oxygen atoms are chemically bonded to each other.’
• 72) ‘Folded planes and porous, exterior materials like perforated metal are the norm these days.’
• 73) ‘All of them are layered materials containing planes of copper and oxygen atoms.’
• 74) ‘The gentle curves of his childhood face weren't banished by age, but they hid themselves in the smooth planes of his cheeks.’
• 75) ‘Set against the mass of textured stone, the thin man-made planes of a rusted steel door and rusty faceted piling are peculiarly resonant.’
• 76) ‘It is as if she has already passed into a higher plane of existence and is recalling mortal limitations from the other side, as it were.’
• 77) ‘Jack had a little posse made up of rich kids who thought being rich placed you on a higher plane of existence than the rest of the world.’
• 78) ‘By then, the crowd had migrated into a higher plane of metal-rock-consciousness.’
• 79) ‘When the dancer believes in this, she not only transports herself to a higher plane of consciousness but also takes her audience with her.’
• 80) ‘When we speak of an angel, we are speaking of an entity that exists purely on a spiritual plane.’
• 81) ‘She explains her own spiritual lessons and how she went from a child-level to an adult-level in functioning on the spiritual plane.’
• 82) ‘Man's destiny was to transcend his animal nature on a spiritual plane.’
• 83) ‘His work complements this project on a political plane by reading Marx and Lenin to develop an adequate political critique of Hegelianism.’
• 84) ‘Stepping into this world was like stepping into a whole new plane of existence.’
• 85) ‘On the astral plane, your imagination shapes everything.’
• 86) ‘This card is rooted more deeply in the material plane, connecting Tiphareth to Yesod.’
• 87) ‘There's definitely a trap in any spiritual path that can remove the seeker from the material plane.’
• 88) ‘Western medicine is the first and only system that reduces the health of the individual to the material plane.’
• 89) ‘It means that you live in one place, but exist in another esoteric, imaginary plane, unshackled by fact or memory.’
• 90) ‘Imagination is transformative not only on the human plane; it has a powerful effect on the divine scale as well.’
• 91) ‘Yet not to do so is to remove historical events from the plane of analysis and to place it at the level of religious remembrance.’
• 92) ‘It means the prophet has entered such a high plane of understanding that he or she is able to communicate with the Infinite.’
• 93) ‘Indeed, he has moved the sport on to a new plane of excellence.’
• 94) ‘This is true only on a high plane of metaphysical logic, but it is true.’
• 95) ‘Thus, in ancient art, any human action was on the plane of the heroic.’
• 96) ‘Each speaker was on a plane level with the listener's head and approximately 10 inches from the wall.’
• 97) ‘I accomplished this by placing against the objective a piece of glass which was plane on one side and curved on the other, so as to be a portion of a cylinder of large diameter.’
• 98) ‘He therefore added a preface of his own on applications of logarithms to both plane trigonometry and to spherical trigonometry.’
• 99) ‘Among the subjects to which his principal papers related were plane and solid geometry, theory of numbers, and link motion.’
• 100) ‘He published a treatise on the analytic geometry of plane curves in 1756.’
• 101) ‘Axiomatized theories - such as Euclid's presentation of plane geometry - offer a compelling example of foundationalism in action.’
• 102) ‘On one particular occasion, she challenged the group to solve a curious problem in plane geometry that she had recently encountered.’
• 103) ‘In mechanics Archimedes discovered fundamental theorems concerning the centre of gravity of plane figures and solids.’
• 104) ‘Three important papers on plane topology proved the topological invariance of the dimension of the square.’
• 105) ‘This work also contains the famous sine formula for plane triangles.’
• 106) ‘His doctoral thesis is an important contribution to conformal mappings of multiply connected plane domains.’
• 107) ‘It arose out of a desire to find the equation of a plane curve passing through a number of given points.’
• 108) ‘The volumes of two solids of the same height bear a constant ratio if the areas of the plane sections at equal heights have the same ratio.’
• 109) ‘In 1888 Schroeter published on third-order plane curves and in 1890 he published his study on fourth-order space curves.’
• 110) ‘Earlier Aronhold had worked on plane curves and the problem of the nine points of inflection of the third order plane curve which had been discussed by Plücker some time before.’
• 111) ‘He showed that the tangents drawn from a point to a plane curve of order m have their points of contact on a curve of order m - 1 which he called the polar of the point.’
• 112) ‘In 1862 he was awarded two-thirds of the Grand Prize of the Paris Academy for his work on fourth order plane curves.’
• 113) ‘He invented the polar planimeter, a device for measuring areas enclosed by plane curves.’
• 114) ‘The decoration resembles a stalactite and consists of three-dimensional polygons, some with plane surfaces, and some with curved surfaces.’
• 115) ‘He divided his course into two parts, the first part being a general overview of mathematics while the second part was on the theory of plane algebraic curves.’
• 116) ‘Different three-dimensional objects, oriented appropriately, have the same two-dimensional plane projection.’
• 117) ‘When an element of plane division suggests to me the form of an animal, I immediately think of a volume.’
• 118) ‘There comes a point, alas, when a baby bird, trying its wings, finds it has planed down off the roof, and can't get back up again.’
• 119) ‘No life stirred except where, against the sky, buzzards planed and glided on motionless wings.’
• 120) ‘He stood in a slight crouch amidships, his knees bent just enough so that he could maintain balance as the boat planed along the waters, the hull bouncing and slapping down the waves passing underneath the bow.’
• 121) ‘Once the vessel started planing with a lower freeboard aft the fender would be low enough to bounce on the sea surface.’
• 122) ‘Even a slightly dirty bottom can keep your boat from planing or, on a displacement hull, can slow it down dramatically.’
• 123) ‘The BMT director said faster craft which planed along the surface of the water created less wake than slower boats which displaced a larger volume.’
• 124) ‘They and the other pilots send their 11-foot oars planing through the water with smooth, powerful strokes.’
• 125) ‘Suddenly instead of being in the water I'm planing and skipping on top of it.’
• 126) ‘They are these neat ski like things that go on his hands that allow him to plane across the water a lot easier.’
• 127) ‘We waded ashore, and the kid with the skiff gunned the outboard and planed back through the curious seals to the big boat, now once more enshrouded in the mist.’
• 128) ‘They keeled between the stumps in the still air, planing just above the water while Greg called out to the birds by name.’
• 129) ‘Handboards allow a bodysurfer to plane higher out of the water, thereby increasing speed.’
• 130) ‘He said: ‘A 17-knot boat is highly likely to be a planing boat that skims across the water.’’
• 131) ‘But here, every time I'd get up to planing speed, the boat would invariably veer off course and stall.’
• 132) ‘The plane crashed on the helicopter landing pad adjacent to the Pentagon.’
• 133) ‘Fighters, transport planes, bombers and helicopters will fill the skies over RAF Fairford in the run-up to the air show this weekend.’
• 134) ‘The same flight control radar systems are used in helicopters, low-flying private planes, light aircraft and stealth bombers.’
• 135) ‘Using gliders, balloons, planes and helicopters, each shot is closer to the flocks of birds in flight than most people have ever been to a feathered friend on the ground.’
• 136) ‘The game icons are small animated models of infantry, tanks, fighter and bomber planes and an assortment of ships from subs through to aircraft carriers.’
• 137) ‘The SA government yesterday announced it is sending five helicopters, two transport planes and a Casa aircraft to help its neighbour battle the floods.’
• 138) ‘As anyone who has witnessed the fighter planes and helicopters over the past few days has probably guessed, a major military exercise began around Scotland on Friday.’
• 139) ‘As a freight aircraft, the plane continues to sell and sell, however.’
• 140) ‘Three people were hurt yesterday when a civilian plane crashed while taking off from an RAF airfield.’
• 141) ‘Combat helicopters and fighter planes patrolled the sky, and naval submarines and armed patrol boats guarded the waters of the silent port.’
• 142) ‘The airline is known for having images of wildlife on the tails of its planes, and the airline has transferred that marketing effort.’
• 143) ‘As police cordoned off part of the crash sites, firefighting planes and helicopters swooped overhead to battle a brush fire started by the crash.’
• 144) ‘Despite the gusting winds and hazardous visibility, the planes and helicopters kept flying.’
• 145) ‘We had our fighter planes at several altitudes but met no enemy aircraft.’
• 146) ‘At the moment the FAA suggests that airlines using these planes allow 180 lb for every clothed adult in winter including carry-on baggage.’
• 147) ‘A report has revealed a pilot and passenger narrowly avoided serious injury when their vintage plane crashed at Lower Upham Airfield earlier this year.’
• 148) ‘Strong winds were blamed for the crash of a single-engine plane used to drop retardant on fires 220 miles south of Sydney.’
• 149) ‘The single-engine plane crashed near Daly Waters, killing the pilot and all passengers.’
• 150) ‘Also the plane needed highly trained and skilled pilots - and a training period was essential to ensure that those men skilled in flying propeller driven planes got used to the vast differences of a jet plane.’
• 151) ‘It is a US legal requirement that once an aircraft has moved significantly off its flight plan, fighter planes are sent up to investigate.’
• 152) ‘An internal passenger flight had crashed on take-off from Washington: coughing a few feet off the ground before planing through a crowded commuter bridge and plunging into the frozen river beyond.’
• 153) ‘I planed down by their cheap service and it was absolutely atrocious.’
• 154) ‘Others who planed out were Emil; Conchita, who visited her daughter in Los Angeles; and yours truly, who stopped in San Diego to visit my sister.’
• 155) ‘With his wife, he planed to San Francisco from Hot Springs and then to Los Angeles.’
• 156) ‘He planed out of New York for Jackson, Michigan, with a large bundle of Christmas presents.’
• 157) ‘My primary tool interest is as a collector, especially of wooden planes by different makers.’
• 158) ‘Carpenters had mallets, hammers, drills, chisels, scrapers, planes, and copper saws at their disposal.’
• 159) ‘An interesting handled smooth plane surfaced at a local flea market this past summer.’
• 160) ‘He has collected, used and written about wooden planes and their makers for more than twenty years.’
• 161) ‘A Neberschmied was a maker of wood cutting and boring tools, including planes.’
• 162) ‘It is surprising that this small family enterprise was still producing wooden planes on into the twentieth century.’
• 163) ‘When you're on your front drive, using an electric plane on a wooden door, it's rarely a good idea to wear tracksuit trousers with long tie-up cords.’
• 164) ‘When it's not in use, rest your plane on its side to avoid dulling the blade.’
• 165) ‘Use a scraping plane or rasp on cut edges to smooth any roughness.’
• 166) ‘A throng of teenage Jamaicans followed, each making a few smoothing cuts with a plane.’
• 167) ‘You'll need an oil-stone, or water-stone: the sort that carpenters use for their planes and chisels.’
• 168) ‘If the face frame projects beyond the side of the cabinet, plane the wood until it is flush.’
• 169) ‘Or you may have to shave a hair off a miter or plane the back edge of a cut to make a tight joint.’
• 170) ‘Any areas of the wood that show cupping or crowning will need to be planed by using a jointer or table saw as demonstrated in the videotape.’
• 171) ‘Beyond that, extreme framers may also have joiners and thickness planers, which smooth the surface of raw wood and plane it to a desired thickness.’
• 172) ‘Turning 65, a man of leisure but a boy who never grew up, he often retreats to the shed where he planes a piece of wood for no apparent purpose.’
• 173) ‘You may need to plane the drawer sides as shown to provide additional clearance.’
• 174) ‘The interiors are smoothly planed and drawer bottoms are moderately finished.’
• 175) ‘The difficult operation of sticking uniform sash bars was greatly simplified by these planes, which allowed both the sash molding and rabbet to be planed from one face.’
• 176) ‘Additional options include planing the slabs to a certain molding profile, turning them on a lathe, and custom carving.’
• 177) ‘The attainment of the carpenter is that his work is not warped, that the joints are not misaligned, and that the work is truly planed so that it meets well and is not merely finished in sections.’
• 178) ‘He designed a home from logs he cut and planed, then invited 20 friends from the community to help him raise it.’
• 179) ‘Timber would have to be cut and planed and the planking would be steamed to create the curvature needed for a hull.’
• 180) ‘There is a theory that the area gets its name from crooked trees, specially planed because they were particularly useful for making boats.’
• 181) ‘You may need to plane and/or sand the surface a bit for a smoother fit’
• 182) ‘Therefore, these samples were sawn at 2 mm and 3 cm from the basal cut surface and planed with steel blades or a glass knife in a cryo-microtome at a maximum temperature of - 30°C.’
• 183) ‘Posts and rafters were hand-sawn and planed using timber from a nearby forest and, to reduce the use of wood, rafters were trussed with steel wire.’
• 184) ‘Subsequently workers at the Union Factory may have removed the Phoenix Company imprint by planing the toes of the acquired planes and then stamping them with the Union Factory imprint and catalog number.’
• 185) ‘Eventually, slabs will be edged, planed, and given a specified surface finish.’
• 186) ‘The oak-based glulam was then planed down again to smaller sections.’
• 187) ‘Before a term begins, new towels replace old ones and the outer layer of a chopping block is planed down.’
• 188) ‘The blocks are cut along the length of the tree before being planed down, and the artist is thus obliged to cut through the texture of the wood with very sharp tools.’
• 189) ‘And even if the play has the faintly over-workshopped quality you often find in American drama, in which all the rough edges are planed down, it still exerts a fiercely intelligent grip.’
• 190) ‘But, while there is much to enjoy, I had the strange feeling of seeing the poet's abrasive edges being planed down to turn him into a cuddly national treasure in a cardigan.’
• 191) ‘You should now have the blank planed down to a cross section which is an octagon in shape with 8 equal sides.’
• 192) ‘The figure's old glue was removed by hand and incremental planing of the inside surfaces brought the halves back into harmony.’
• 193) ‘After a block was printed, it was planed down and reused for another picture.’
• 194) ‘Garret tells me those pallets, planed down, can be used for that, too.’
• 195) ‘The contractor, Tarmac Ltd National Contracting, will plane off the existing surface and lay a new Tarmac surface.’
• 196) ‘Fortunately, the 2000 version of the MG F sorted that out by slimming the boot down and, for this latest model, it has been planed off even more smoothly and given a nice new lip.’
• 197) ‘The focal point of the park is the now defunct fountain, surrounded by conifers, oaks, planes, jacarandas, and tipiana trees dropping their yellow blossoms.’
• 198) ‘Emei's flora is renowned; sub-tropical ferns and strands of bamboo huddle amidst plane and fir trees.’
• 199) ‘No songbirds to tangle in the hedges, in shrubs, up above your head in the crowns of cypress and in the branches of chestnut trees, plane trees.’
• 200) ‘They used to be quiet oases in the city's most densely populated areas, with beautiful old palms, jacarandas and plane trees and green lawns offering refuge from high-rise living.’
• 201) ‘Outside the grimy windows of the decrepit lounge that serves as a Cabinet office the autumn sunlight filtered through the leaves of the plane trees.’
• 202) ‘And now this week I've been sitting at work watching the leaves on the plane trees in Green Park start to change colour.’
• 203) ‘As you hike up through the gracious park, dotted with palaces turned museums, crickets chirr in the plane trees and pines.’
• 204) ‘Attached to the plane tree or any other tree for that matter, there was nothing noble about his robes, and barbarous gold, and all his other gifts.’
• 205) ‘I remember that with the help of my agent we stopped the publication of a calamitous German transmogrification of Loves That Bind where everything was translated and the Paris plane trees were transformed into banana trees.’

### Examples

• 1) Others report that some online fitness regimes are just plain silly.
• 2) Not that it will be plain sailing from here on.
• 3) The film makes plain all kinds of details we may have missed or forgotten.
• 4) Odd earrings add an instant hint of quirk to a plain white shirt.
• 5) Last season was far from plain sailing.
• 6) But their import was plain enough.
• 7) But much of it is plain wrong and it's time to end a few myths.
• 8) Sometimes they'll just plain rip us off.
• 9) This is just criminality plain and simple.
• 10) We had talked about marriage before and how we would want to keep it plain and simple.
• 11) They should go back to having auditions just as plain as they used to be.
• 12) These heading tapes look marvellous combined with sheer and plain fabrics.
• 13) Cue the sound of disappointment at the prospect of writing solely about her rather plain white walls.
• 14) Or it might just be plain stupidity.
• 15) Pin and stitch one half width to outside edge of each full width with plain flat seams.
• 16) Is it possible to get plain food in restaurants?
• 17) They are posted out in plain envelopes.
• 18) Team with a plain white tee and some chic heels for a timeless outfit.
• 19) Flood plain land is to be avoided.
• 20) Yet it is not going to be plain sailing in the coming months.
• 21) Stick with a plain colour on top and keep shoes neutral.
• 22) The plain fact is that such cuts would be no such thing.
• 23) Ask him to choose between blue plaid or plain white for a casual shirt: no chance.
• 24) In fact, the plains game are pretty low in numbers.
• 25) Call it what you like, the colour of the season is plain old grey.
• 26) I want to make things plain and clear.
• 27) As the anatomical drawing that greets visitors to this show makes plain, light linked directly to the soul.
• 28) The top of a more resistant flow might make an extensive plain, and then its successor would comprise the next flat area, perhaps half as wide.
• 29) I do for a plain one, therefore I like the _plain ones best_, and I hope that our "good brother Burch's" prophecy, that "the days of 'fancy locomotives' will return," will never be fulfilled until after I go out of the business.
• 30) They live what they call plain lives, of course, as you well know, not using electricity.
• 31) WOODRUFF: And just as important, he is hoping to win over you, the voters in the United States, with what he calls plain-spoken words about his priorities.
• 32) Throughout the episode, however, Robison expressed difficulty understanding why he should be penalized for preaching what he called the plain message of the Bible: "I did not attack an individual or any group, but rather a life-style condemned by the Bible."
• 33) Possibly, you don't give other people credit for unselfish motives; you are too suspicious; and what you call plain talk may seem impertinence to others -- don't you think?
• 34) Hence it is necessary for us to realise that these rude and simple worshippers, of all the different forms of worship, really would be bewildered by the ritual dances and elaborate ceremonial antics of John Bull, as by the superstitious forms and almost supernatural incantations of most of what we call plain English.
• 35) Homer's heaven was an elysium which he describes as a plain at the end of the earth or beneath, with no snow nor rainfall, and the sun never goes down, and Rhadamanthus, the justest of men, rules.
• 36) It's what you call plain cooking; and bless us all, dinner in the middle of the day, and the children at table.
• 37) But, Raoul, let us come down to what I call plain reason.
• 38) That is what I call plain speaking on the part of the old Roman, Mr. Fairford.
• 39) ‘She was surrounded by a simple, plain room with a wooden wardrobe and desk.’
• 40) ‘Their rich, sumptuous food contrasted with the simple and plain food prepared by the ordinary people of Nepal.’
• 41) ‘I wanted to photograph the United States in its most basic, plain, everyday sense.’
• 42) ‘The foul weather also keeps most students at school in the middle of the day, making do with very simple food such as plain steamed buns and hot water, for lunch.’
• 43) ‘Today, she is wearing a plain black ankle-length dress decorated with flowers, perversely projecting a rather saintly look.’
• 44) ‘Eight of the knives were plain, four were decorated, and two bore the likeness of the Sican Deity, believed by Sicans to rule the supernatural world.’
• 45) ‘Meanwhile, it's downplaying such basics as khakis and plain blue jeans in favor of items like tops with matching belts.’
• 46) ‘Although there was a variety of slightly different recipes, the one in my mind was a pretty basic recipe for plain chiffon cake, I thought.’
• 47) ‘Because of her plain wool dress and basic hairstyle, I had assumed she would not know royal etiquette so in depth.’
• 48) ‘Interestingly the plain case holds the elaborately decorated cutlery while the filigree case houses the more restrained pieces.’
• 49) ‘Yet, perhaps because he deals mainly with sophisticated food, he prefers plain cooking at home.’
• 50) ‘There are nice wooden floors and plain walls with tasteful pictures.’
• 51) ‘The tables are plain pine, giving the whole restaurant a homely, farmhouse-kitchen feel.’
• 52) ‘All furniture forms were plain in design with simple or no surface decoration.’
• 53) ‘Food was very plain, of course, when I was young.’
• 54) ‘He liked plain food, without sauces or cheese, and plenty of fresh vegetables, including those grown in the garden of his estate.’
• 55) ‘Sans serif fonts are typically plain with constant line weight.’
• 56) ‘Thumb ring had amethyst jewel in the middle and the pinky ring was just a plain design with squiggly lines and dots, both were silver.’
• 57) ‘Doors, all plain wood with similar lines of grain etched in each of them passed quickly on either side, and he soon found the one he was looking for.’
• 58) ‘Most of the available fountain soft drink providers offer a line of plain and flavored teas.’
• 59) ‘For so long, it's been black or linen in plain colours, and suddenly there's been an explosion of colour which is really inspiring people.’
• 60) ‘If you want to distract attention from your top half, go for a plain colour and style on top and a sexier bottom with side ties or lots of flamboyant detail.’
• 61) ‘Ascot rules dictate that they should be of a plain colour, and innocent of sponsors' logos.’
• 62) ‘Do you change it frequently or are you a purist with just the plain default colour?’
• 63) ‘Instead of the bold patterns and colours that are typical of that continent, I've used plain designs and neutral colours.’
• 64) ‘Think creatively; add a flower pattern to a plain camisole or sew beads onto an old skirt.’
• 65) ‘It is more difficult to fool the eye with carpet but if you have to go this route, choose a random pattern or plain carpet.’
• 66) ‘Sarees that are mass-produced in plain and sober colours, have as much charm as the hand-woven ones that are heavily embroidered with intricate designs.’
• 67) ‘That line features brightly colored patterns or plain shirts over solid pants in a wide range of tones.’
• 68) ‘They wanted a more contemporary look, such as a chrome finish and plain fabrics.’
• 69) ‘Sport it with a gray suit and plain white or patterned shirt.’
• 70) ‘If your heart is set on wallpaper, consider a plain colour or a small-scale print that you and your child won't tire of in years to come.’
• 71) ‘Go for plain solids or patterns that fit with fall themes, like floral or leaf patterns.’
• 72) ‘The pottery is usually plain and dark in colour, sometimes with channelled decoration and moulded handles.’
• 73) ‘Combining a bright color with a muted one, or a plain fabric with a printed one, makes one set of place mats the equivalent of two.’
• 74) ‘As with gifts, people come in fancy wrapping that camouflages a dull interior, or plain wrapping that disguises a vibrant and exciting core.’
• 75) ‘I cut an overly sweet cake and got a gift I do not remember except that it was covered with plain silver wrapping paper.’
• 76) ‘If you don't want to diminish the Christmas morning surprise, wrap stocking stuffers in plain white or silver paper before tucking them inside.’
• 77) ‘The usual choice is a solid-color opaque fabric, but you might consider a print lining under a plain color or even a patterned sheer.’
• 78) ‘The 1997 collage is made up of papers that are plain or dotted, striped and sponge-painted.’
• 79) ‘As for the writing paper (which should never be called note paper), this must be plain, not lined, and white or ivory.’
• 80) ‘Cover the work surface with plain newsprint or a drop cloth.’
• 81) ‘Individually, an ant would get lost on a plain piece of paper.’
• 82) ‘Use good quality, plain white paper and print your letter in the standard business letter format.’
• 83) ‘It wasn't just a plain piece of A4 paper and it wasn't just stuck in a normal envelope.’
• 84) ‘If additional space is needed, continue on plain white, lettersize paper.’
• 85) ‘Type your manuscript on plain white paper, double-spaced, using only one side of the page.’
• 86) ‘He would take the ashes and rub them on a second, apparently plain, piece of paper.’
• 87) ‘Bingo games also can be made just as easily by using plain white paper tri-folded lengthwise and widthwise to create a 9-cell grid.’
• 88) ‘At the moment there was a plain piece of paper on it.’
• 89) ‘Using plain white and ivory paper, straws and pipe cleaners, she creates faux gemstones, crystals and pearls.’
• 90) ‘Before we started, we placed very large pieces of plain Manila paper on each desk, as a protective covering for the work surface.’
• 91) ‘Previously the Police had recorded her complaint on a plain piece of paper.’
• 92) ‘I find working on plain white paper with a ballpoint pen is the best way.’
• 93) ‘The next morning, we spent no more than an hour making the poster, writing George's slogan on a large plain brown paper wrapper with big black markers.’
• 94) ‘So, instead of finding my grandpa to tell him, I sit down on my desk, and, on a plain piece of paper, I start to write a letter.’
• 95) ‘He took it a couple of steps further though, faxing all the local Cleveland media outlets on plain white paper with his signature demanding a trade.’
• 96) ‘So instead, we gave our applicants a plain, white paper bag and told them to ‘be creative.’’
• 97) ‘Inside was at least five stacks of plain white paper, along with seven pencil boxes.’
• 98) ‘I gave the children a piece of plain white paper and challenged them to make their own envelopes.’
• 99) ‘The envelope was a plain white one with no indication who it was from.’
• 100) ‘The letters arrived in plain envelopes with a Kelowna return address.’
• 101) ‘These envelopes, always plain white and small, are never opened until the two parties are far apart.’
• 102) ‘Her gaze settled upon the last letter, a small, plain envelope addressed to her maiden name from someone she couldn't remember at first.’
• 103) ‘For me, the first shot at the ‘big story’ came in a plain brown envelope with no return address.’
• 104) ‘David pulled a plain envelope from a coat pocket, giving it to the vicar and shaking his hand as the man gave his condolences.’
• 105) ‘On the back of the imagination test was stapled a plain envelope that contained the ESP targets.’
• 106) ‘The plain envelope which landed on my desk was sent anonymously.’
• 107) ‘For those of you still staring suspiciously at the plain brown envelope from Canada Customs and Revenue, too fearful to open it up and find out how much they want from you - relax.’
• 108) ‘She folded the note and put it in a plain white envelope.’
• 109) ‘I received a plain white envelope in today's post, which I idly opened while still bleary-eyed and caffeine-free.’
• 110) ‘The plan is outlined in a government memo which was leaked to the environmental group Friends of the Earth in a plain brown envelope last week.’
• 111) ‘In the post, she received a blade for a hack-saw in a plain brown envelope.’
• 112) ‘On the morning of April 5, 2001, he received a sealed, plain brown envelope addressed to him.’
• 113) ‘In 1974, she was music director at WMMS, in Cleveland, when she received a record in a plain brown envelope.’
• 114) ‘Taped to his door panel was a plain white envelope with his name neatly printed across the front in red ink.’
• 115) ‘When presented only with a plain ballot paper, even more may choose to express their concerns.’
• 116) ‘She held out a plain, brown paper parcel to him, roughly tied with string still dripping in bacon fat.’
• 117) ‘So when a got a plain brown paper wrapped package in the mail from Nancy the other day, I knew it would not be safe to open in front of the kids.’
• 118) ‘She didn't recognize the return address but turned it over, inspecting it carefully before tearing the paper off the plain box.’
• 119) ‘On the outside he was a plain guy, quite normal and polite, but once you got to know him, opinions started to take a turn for the worse.’
• 120) ‘Meanwhile, plain folks toss around the word with abandon.’
• 121) ‘And so the politicians, the soldiers, the businessmen, and the plain folk decided it was best to give up their guns.’
• 122) ‘But even with a lobbying budget of over \$5 million last year, turning trial lawyers into plain folk may take some doing.’
• 123) ‘Most importantly, the conviviums will include just plain folk.’
• 124) ‘She was just plain Suzy, driving her sleeping family home after a day out at the coast.’
• 125) ‘For the most part, she just called him plain Jack.’
• 126) ‘They would wait until 1804 before electing plain Samuel as trustee.’
• 127) ‘Like many of us, it is also plain that he cannot understand why.’
• 128) ‘To an outsider, it's one of the hardest things to understand about the company, but the benefits are plain to see on stage.’
• 129) ‘On the day both teams showed great determination, and it was plain to see that winning would be no easy task.’
• 130) ‘Since he clearly understands the law, it's plain that if we take him at his word, he appears to believe in free speech only for himself.’
• 131) ‘If all this proves he's an intelligent songwriter, it's also plain that he is in touch in an all-American way with his inner man.’
• 132) ‘Even without the GATS treaty, it's plain that global trade in services is already testing our notions of national sovereignty.’
• 133) ‘Considering that only one third of domestic violence incidents are reported, it is plain that as well as domestic violence being a national concern, it is here, in our York communities.’
• 134) ‘The team's development is plain to see and another thoroughly professional job against a committed, if limited, Swinton only underlines Leigh's potential.’
• 135) ‘The lack of highway capacity is plain to see as daily congestion is a fact of life on most key roads that link one province to another throughout Java, the country's economic center.’
• 136) ‘He draws an awful lot of fire, that's plain to see.’
• 137) ‘It is plain that many regard the new obligation contained in the Code of Ethics to provide reasons for decision as detracting from what they regard as an efficient system.’
• 138) ‘On several occasions it was quite plain that he had lapsed into his Porky Pig routine as he normally does when the heat is on or he has been caught out lying to the people again.’
• 139) ‘It is increasingly plain that we do want a more engaged, modern head of state - but we are asking the single most ill-equipped family in the country to provide one.’
• 140) ‘Returning to our correspondent's writings in The Age of 8 April 1998, it's plain that neither is the case.’
• 141) ‘‘Let me make it absolutely plain that of course burglary is an enormously upsetting offence,’ he said.’
• 142) ‘‘It is plain that had you not had alcohol you would not have resorted to these measures,’ he said.’
• 143) ‘But once over the zebra crossing and up close, it was plain that these two artists couldn't be more different.’
• 144) ‘After all, it's plain that nothing really dreadful or heartbreaking could possibly happen to people this pleasant or cultured.’
• 145) ‘It is plain that lower interest rates make it cheaper for all to borrow.’
• 146) ‘Really, your Honours, if that is what the court meant to be saying, it is directly contrary to what they have said elsewhere and what was plain on the papers.’
• 147) ‘On the other hand, he is fond of the kind of design analysis that leaves the uninitiated wishing he would speak in plain English, in terms the layman can understand.’
• 148) ‘I think the candidates need to be very specific and speak in plain English.’
• 149) ‘And when we do talk about it, we should do so clearly, in plain English - not in jumbled phrases of design jargon.’
• 150) ‘Financial jargon is becoming a thing of the past due to IFSRA's efforts to educate consumers and encourage the financial industry to speak in plain English.’
• 151) ‘Lancashire County Council's 32-page guide has been sent out to all officers and sets out rules on how to write letters in plain English.’
• 152) ‘Explanations of terms should be in plain English.’
• 153) ‘Manufacturers are not legally-obliged to provide you with a guarantee, but if they do it must be in plain English and clearly explain how to make a claim.’
• 154) ‘All our information is free, independent and written in plain English.’
• 155) ‘What essentially is the debate about how to read a text that's written in plain English?’
• 156) ‘They write in plain English, without jargon, and distill lengthy statements into clear, concise tables understandable at a glance.’
• 157) ‘As with a lot of things in life, it's the preparation that often determines the success or failure of an effort to write documents in plain English.’
• 158) ‘The award was presented by the plain English Campaign - an independent pressure group that campaigns for information to be written in plain English.’
• 159) ‘In the United States, 44 of the 50 states require insurance contracts to be written in plain English.’
• 160) ‘Unless it is printed clearly in plain English, it could be misinterpreted.’
• 161) ‘Prices are still going up but service does seem to have improved and restaurateurs are beginning to write menus in plain English.’
• 162) ‘This information is written in plain English and is not suitable for computer analysis.’
• 163) ‘To put it in plain language, let's suppose that here in front of us there is an animal and a man.’
• 164) ‘When it comes to the front page, newspapers favor plain language, in part to protect the readers from the seductions of rhetoric, of art.’
• 165) ‘His content is in Farsi, Farsi written phonetically with English characters and plain English.’
• 166) ‘Even so, we cannot see how this helps plaintiffs' contention that the plain meaning of ‘retail pet store’ does not include residences.’
• 167) ‘He is from an era when blunt and plain speaking was applauded.’
• 168) ‘Is this issue beneath this great Prime Minister, who is blunt, and plain speaking, and goes on the front foot?’
• 169) ‘Honesty and plain speaking are not virtues for politicians and diplomats.’
• 170) ‘The wooden spoon may beckon for St Johnstone, but were there an award for plain speaking, the club chairman would be an undoubted front-runner.’
• 171) ‘He was once a naive believer in the freedom of expression and the virtues of plain speaking - formerly a tradition in the north of England.’
• 172) ‘The awards, designed to draw attention to the need for plain speaking, are now in their 23rd year and were celebrated at a ceremony in central London yesterday.’
• 173) ‘Athletics coaches and administrators, not to mention a few journalists, have been on the receiving end of her plain speaking over the years.’
• 174) ‘I realise, of course, that honesty is a thoroughly dangerous habit, but the avoidance of plain speaking is probably, in the long run, more destructive.’
• 175) ‘But he easily outclassed him in argument and plain speaking.’
• 176) ‘If humour does not do the trick, we must hope for enlightenment from plain speaking - from education of the public in the ways of their government.’
• 177) ‘Which is, I am sure you will agree, plain speaking.’
• 178) ‘The billboards are the primary examples of that, projecting him as the plain speaking, not-quite-politician.’
• 179) ‘Nothing is more artificial than plain speaking.’
• 180) ‘It does not commend itself to the masses, which say they like plain speaking, and it cannot be translated into action, which may be good or evil or neither but cannot be both.’
• 181) ‘Their politics were radically different, but each man believed plain speaking was essential to a democracy because it was the only way to tell the truth.’
• 182) ‘She was down to earth, plain speaking, kind and considerate.’
• 183) ‘It is apparent to him that his plain speaking is the reason for these attacks, and this goes to show that his statements are true.’
• 184) ‘Too often what one has regarded as necessary plain speaking, the other has seen has offensive insensitivity.’
• 185) ‘His great Northern instinct for plain speaking, his sharp wit and irreverence will be greatly missed.’
• 186) ‘Perfect posture can make a plain person stunningly attractive.’
• 187) ‘I always used to look at myself as sort of a plain person.’
• 188) ‘It was nice to see such an attractive Ruth as often she is rather plain compared to Elvira.’
• 189) ‘He was plain, dark-haired, and slender with a long nose.’
• 190) ‘The plain girl was normally quick on the uptake, but it took her a few moments before the horrible realization dawned that none of those dresses had been for her after all.’
• 191) ‘Never before had she worried about what she looked like or being ignored, in fact she had wished that she was plain in features and thus left alone to do whatever she desired.’
• 192) ‘Only Fanny remains convinced that he is quite plain.’
• 193) ‘He was a plain man of medium height and build.’
• 194) ‘My brother and sister are so plain compared to yours!’
• 195) ‘What is he, really, except a plain boy with unkempt hair?’
• 196) ‘I'm plain, I know I am, but I also know that if I tried I could be beautiful.’
• 197) ‘During the story, he becomes ashamed of his plain wife.’
• 198) ‘I tried to care for her and the child, and it was the most dreadful thing to see her change from that bubbling, bright girl into a tired, plain woman.’
• 199) ‘I had never come across a story where the girl was plain or ugly.’
• 200) ‘She was plain to behold, but he knew the signs: she would blossom into a beautiful young woman.’
• 201) ‘She had always been a plain child, though anyone who looked at her could tell who her mother was, for she looked much like her mother.’
• 202) ‘She was an average looking girl, but she was plain like white paint.’
• 203) ‘She's a plain girl, and dresses in what is best suited, not best looking.’
• 204) ‘Their kids would probably be plain, bare and simple-minded.’
• 205) ‘Many died from malnutrition, fighting, or just plain exhaustion before even getting to the construction sites.’
• 206) ‘Minimizing the number of systems that engineers deal with is also key, so that making GM products is cheaper and just plain simpler.’
• 207) ‘Plus, it's just plain exhausting trying to say productive, generous, and constructive things all the time.’
• 208) ‘If you feel overwhelmed, exhausted or just plain rundown, you probably are dealing with unhealthy amounts of stress.’
• 209) ‘Some are flipped, inverted, and just plain dyslexic.’
• 210) ‘He was sharp and hard hitting, tender and sincere, funny and mischievous, humble and playful, and just plain entertaining.’
• 211) ‘Is it appropriate punishment or just plain politics?’
• 212) ‘That, as a factual judgment, I think is just plain wrong.’
• 213) ‘Seeing Mr. Universe look like this is just plain wrong.’
• 214) ‘After a good twenty minutes in one of these megastores, however, experience tells that the dizzy anticipation is usually replaced by just plain dizziness.’
• 215) ‘Who knows are they being ironic or just plain silly?’
• 216) ‘The suggestion that cabinet would sit there listening to tapes for hours on end is just plain silly.’
• 217) ‘On second thought, maybe that's just plain weird.’
• 218) ‘The first is to create publicly accessible data about bloggers' personalities, which may have sociological value in addition to being just plain fun.’
• 219) ‘As for her, she's just plain exasperated, what with that nose hanging off her face and a score pounding nonstop at her temples.’
• 220) ‘Americans are just plain worn out from all that success.’
• 221) ‘And of course half the audience was just plain bored, because it all seemed rather plotless and longhaired.’
• 222) ‘He'd thrown so many blows - to little apparent effect - that he was just plain tired.’
• 223) ‘It's a silly train wreck of a show, and at some point, you realize these kids are just plain bored.’
• 224) ‘The two have no chemistry, and his personality is plain awful.’
• 225) ‘Your statement on Nicaragua shows how utterly naive and just plain stupid you are.’
• 226) ‘The trouble with most of the right wing positions are that they are just plain old fashioned stupid.’
• 227) ‘They should have been happy at the prospect of fresh air, swathes of green and house prices which are stupid rather than plain insane.’
• 228) ‘Was there a similar shakedown then of the just plain stupid ideas as we are experiencing now?’
• 229) ‘That kind of business-as-usual strategy would have been considered hubris or just plain stupid a decade ago, but the sands have shifted.’
• 230) ‘When you see counterproductive, invasive, or just plain stupid security, don't let it slip by.’
• 231) ‘He plays a single parent thief whose diplomatic skills take the form of naked and, at times, plain stupid aggression.’
• 232) ‘Now, we get to some other typos and a lot of just plain stupid false comments that were made in this book.’
• 233) ‘Think again; you do not have to have been personally liable, stupid or plain dangerous.’
• 234) ‘And finally, if you're over a size 6, have stretch marks or visible scars, or are simply plain ugly - don't despair!’
• 235) ‘Some of the designs seem, at first glance, a little too complex and just too plain clever for their or New York's good.’
• 236) ‘Submissions - poetic, pathetic and just plain bizarre - fall into categories like Pride, Envy, Sloth and Gluttony.’
• 237) ‘It seems quite simply to be plain clueless power-grabbing, to me.’
• 238) ‘And who hasn't raved about a movie or a book that somebody has found to be totally inane or just plain boring?’
• 239) ‘She was either completely clueless or just plain spiteful.’
• 240) ‘There is town pride; and then there is just plain egocentric stupidity.’
• 241) ‘Many of the styles back in the day were simply horrid, amusing or plain bizarre.’
• 242) ‘I mean, let's be honest here, asking you to better it would be just plain greedy of me, wouldn't it?’
• 243) ‘Most of the posters on étapes are just plain ugly.’
• 244) ‘I must say this up front: I have zero love of the so-called thug style, on ballplayers or anybody else - it's just plain ugly to me.’
• 245) ‘I'll tell you plain that I'm pretty rough myself, but you're mighty shady company even for Billy.’
• 246) ‘He was speaking plain enough to be very intelligible to Emma.’
• 247) ‘We warned him plain.’
• 248) ‘The land terrain in Cambodia is mostly made up of low lands, flat plains, with mountains in the Southwest and north.’
• 249) ‘The landscape includes flat desert plains, rugged savanna, and volcanic mountains.’
• 250) ‘The area covers 1,200 hectares of land and consists of flat plains, foothills and a white sandy beach, sloping down towards a crystal blue sea.’
• 251) ‘A wide area of coastal plains extends across the western seaboard, a region of phosphate mining and the cultivation of citrus, olives, tobacco, and grains.’
• 252) ‘They inhabit tundra, alpine meadows, coastal plains near salmon runs, and rivers and valleys.’
• 253) ‘I assume our fathers saw these swells of land as flat and grassy plains like prairies.’
• 254) ‘It consists of flat rocky plains, rocky mesas (land formations) in the south, and sandy dunes in the north.’
• 255) ‘Most of the population live in highly urbanized areas along the coastal plains.’
• 256) ‘Two long, sandy plains dominate the coastal areas along the Indian Ocean to the east.’
• 257) ‘With these they are able to dramatise plains, prairies, steppes and meadows.’
• 258) ‘The zebras were once abundant in the plains and highly wooded areas of Africa, East and South of Sahara and forests of west from Ethiopia and Angola to the cape.’
• 259) ‘But it could mean the difference between living half-way up a mountain or living in a valley; living by the sea or living on a plain in a land-locked area.’
• 260) ‘To the east of the Futa Jallon is Upper Guinea, a savanna region with plains and river valleys.’
• 261) ‘In the Gobi area, you will find mountains, plains, steppes, forests and barren areas.’
• 262) ‘During high river discharges, overbank flows flooded extensive areas of the delta plain, creating swamps, coastal lakes and ephemeral channels.’
• 263) ‘Over the last century, internal migration has overwhelmingly been from mountains to plains, inland to coastal areas, and rural to urban settlements.’
• 264) ‘Belgium's major geographic divisions are the coastal lowlands, the central plain, and the high plateau of the Ardennes.’
• 265) ‘This area is surrounded by sandy plains and salt marshes.’
• 266) ‘Your garden may be influenced by very different topography: mountains, hills, flat or rolling plains.’
• 267) ‘The earthquake struck an area that is mostly barren plains with scattered fertile land, in the shadow of the snow-crested mountains of the Hindu Kush.’
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