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1. Not complex or compound.
2. In anatomy, composed of a minimum number of parts.
3. A medicinal herb.
[L. simplex]


/sim·ple/ (sim´p'l) neither compound nor complex; single.


1 describing something composed of only one or a minimum number of parts or elements.
2 not involved or complicated.


(of structures) having a single form; an example might be simple epithelium. Compare COMPOUND.

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Q. Can any one help her to reduce her weight in a simple way? Hi, my cousin Lee; 2 years ago she got married. Now she have 1 child. After her delivery her weight increased to 200 pounds. She tried to lose about 40 pounds but she reduced up to 160 pounds. Now she is unable to maintain those pounds. Now she started to gain some more weight again. She didn’t change her diet. Can any one help her to reduce her weight in a simple way? And how can she maintain it?

A. Generally some women will gain weight after their delivery. I feel happy to hear that your cousin tried to reduce her weight and she was success in it. But her problem is that she didn’t maintain it. Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and 2 servings of low-fat milk. Not even diet soda. Balance a 2:1, protein, carbohydrate ratio in every meal and snack. Don’t eat meat, crabs or any heavy food within 5 hours of bedtime. And try to exercise at least 2-3 times a week. These are some easiest way which helped me to reduce my weight. Hope this will help your cousin too. All the best!

Q. Can someone clear in simple term to make me understand—please? A difficult and new confusion struck me….. Can someone clear in simple term to make me understand—please? What makes TCM close to modern medicine and what are 5-element treatment and their role in depression and related disorders like bipolar.

A. To be simple let me say that TCM is similar to modern type of system as they try to link the diagnosis with the biochemical nature of the body. TCM diagnoses and try to treat bipolar and other depression related disorder from physiochemical understanding., whereas 5-element therapy does not treat body as it is concerned with spirit treatment and is completely different subject to understand and yes it has been reported to heal depression in many.

Q. How do i keep me fit? does someone has a simple and easy exercise that will help me to keep my fitness?

A. CLASYWOM is right, walking 45 minutes 4-5 days a week will change your life. and you can do it as a part of your day- walk to the supermarket, don't use elevators, use stairs and only this will do wonders.

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Mendez Montesinos juxtaposes the rise of the simpleton in sixteenth-century Spanish theater and its twentieth-century reiteration in Mexico, localizing the latter's sources in the eclogues of Juan del Encina, the social critique of Diego Sanchez de Badajoz, the rustic humor of Lucas Fernandez, and the pasos of Lope de Rueda.
To compare an oppressive dictator's death at the hands of his own people to that of an ambassador dragged into the street and brutally murdered because of some simpleton who shares his nationality making a film is insulting to common sense.
The Earl's transformation from a bumbling simpleton to a hot-blooded Adonis by the end of the book is utterly unbelievable.
The show has not been confirmed yet but reports suggest it will be called "The Simpleton Life" and will see the pair combine their IQs to tackle a series of every day challenges.
AJAY Devgn is all set to play a simpleton in love in Madhur Bhandarkar's new film, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji , a romantic comedy.
Comparing it to a newer model, he said the car "was a bit wrong - that smiling front end - it looked like a simpleton - should have been called the 430 Speciale Needs".
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Is Mr Wathan a simpleton or does he think your readers are?
Call me a simpleton, but I have a lot of trouble understanding the relevance of a value that someone else's business would put on my assets, rather than what I expect those assets to generate for my business.
Then, there is the parallel story of Nakata, an old man who--during a mysterious attack of either poisonous gas or poison mushroom during WW II--was struck down for three weeks and became a simpleton with mysterious powers, like being able to talk to cats.
I'm kind of a simpleton and prefer commonality if it makes sense and there is no tradeoff in quality otherwise.
IN MOLIERE'S 17th-century comedy ``The School for Wives,'' the middle-age bourgeois bachelor Arnolphe concocts a cure for his fear of marriage: He'll wed a simpleton.