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01. My son loves yogurt with fruit in it, but I prefer [plain] yogurt myself.
02. The band was [plainly] nervous as they waited to go on stage.
03. She would be a very [plain]-looking woman, but her smile makes her look beautiful.
04. The hostess looked simply gorgeous in a [plain] black dress with a necklace of pearls.
05. Which do you prefer, milk chocolate or [plain] chocolate?
06. The cowboys rode over the [plain] with their herd of several thousand cattle.
07. It was [plain] to me that my girlfriend's parents didn't trust me.
08. There is a Chinese proverb which states that you must scale the mountain if you want to view the [plain].
09. Actress Katherine Hepburn once said that [plain] women know more about men than beautiful ones do.
10. Michel de Montaigne once suggested that the [plainest] sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness.
11. [Plain] old vanilla is the favorite flavor of ice cream, accounting for 29 percent of all sales.
12. About 70 percent of the surface of the planet Venus is covered by gently rolling [plains].
13. According to researchers at the University of Texas, babies like pretty faces better than [plain] ones.
14. The [plains] of Afghanistan offer nourishing grasses for the raising of livestock.
15. Many of the world's best-known animals live in Africa, on huge grassy [plains].
16. The Ganges River begins in the Himalayas and then flows parallel to the range across the Ganges [Plain] to the ocean.

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  • Plain — Plain, adv. In a plain manner; plainly. To speak short and pleyn. Chaucer. To tell you plain. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English