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plain

lacking in style; unadorned.

plain-bodied
said of a sheep with very few wrinkles.
plain quarters
a horse with fat, rounded hindquarters resembling those of a pig.
plain wool
when the crimp in the staple is barely visible.
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In fact, the decision expressly states that 'the isolation of full length Taq DNA polymerase is not plainly and directly derivable merely from the teachings' of the closest prior art.
Monica border skirmish after combining on a hit song, has the edge since she's plainly a stronger singer and chose not to clog her album with the inane spoken-word skits that make Ashanti's ``Chapter II'' something of an ordeal.
In balancing demands of site and purpose, Takasaki plainly enjoys creating a certain dramatic tension.
The defendants' brazen trafficking of the unauthorized utility plainly violates the `anti-circumvention' provisions of the DMCA.
The SEC is plainly wrong, and each of its claims consequently .
But, equally plainly, that list of undesirable outcomes is exactly what continuity Remain wants.
The sealed envelope containing the bids must be plainly marked with RFB2018-7 -- 2017 or 2018 Ford Transit KUV (Unmarked).
Plainly, Schurtz did not intend to make any kind of racist statement by donning blackface as part of her costume.
Unlike Ms Marshall, Lord Elis-Thomas has at least refrained from joining a party which is plainly a pariah among the voters in the constituency he still represents, and where he undoubtedly has some degree of popularity of his own.
Peter McCartney, representing Farlow, told the court: "He plainly has a life-limiting illness.
IT'S plainly obvious that BBC Coventry and Warwickshire radio management are not going to explain the reason why they dumped Shane 0'Connor, despite overwhelming requests from ex-listeners.
That information is plainly essential to this inquiry and to the implementation of the collection order.