plain (adj.) Old form(s): plaine
[bowls] level, flat, even, smooth
AW II.i.31[Bertram to Parolles] Creaking my shoes on the plain masonry
Cor III.i.61.1[Cominius to Menenius, of Coriolanus] this so dishonoured rub, laid falsely / I'th' plain way of his merit
Tit IV.i.68[Marcus to Lavinia] This sandy plot is plain
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