Plain People


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Plain People

pl.n.
Members of the Mennonites, Amish, or Dunkers, noted for their plain dress and simple style of life.

Plain′ Peo`ple


n.pl.
members of the Amish, the Mennonites, or the Dunkers: so named because they stress simple living.
[1870–75, Amer.]
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You'll find us a united, simple, happy, and I think I may say respected, family--a plain table, a plain people, but a warm welcome, my dear Miss Rhoda--Rhoda, let me say, for my heart warms to you, it does really.
I can't be put off with amiability, which is always the excuse people are making for the existence of plain people.
Mrs Boffin and me, ma'am, are plain people, and we don't want to pretend to anything, nor yet to go round and round at anything because there's always a straight way to everything.
Then he added, in the same column: "Because the plain people are able to speak and understand, and even in many cases to read and write, it is assumed that they have ideas in their heads and an appetite for more.
Meeting them and greeting friends and relatives is one of the day's major activities, and the parking lot behind the Mennonite Tourist Church swarms with crowds of the Plain People in their distinctive dress.
They (our authorities) were looking for children or plain people daring to climb on an APC or on any other armored vehicle.
No one in this world, so far as I know has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.
One thinks of "all that glitters is not gold," (44) a variation on a line, incidentally, that would have been heard from the plain people in the Kansas of Stafford's youth, speaking one German dialect or another--Aules es nich Gold, daut blenkjat--"Everything is not gold that glitters.
As Iris Lemon commented in The Natural: "Without heroes, we're all plain people and don't know how far we can go" (Bernard Malamud, The Natural.
All in all they were plain people -- law abiding, politically conscious and disciplined.
This no-nonsense Dublin character is clearly an early instance of the Plain People of Ireland.
This renders Plain People , a photography exhibition on the mysterious community, supported by India Today group's Cosmopolitan magazine and presently on display at the American Center unique.