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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Archer called "plain people"; an honourable but obscure majority of respectable families who (as in the case of the Spicers or the Leffertses or the Jacksons) had been raised above their level by marriage with one of the ruling clans.
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. And she must not be silly; that will never do, because you'll want managing, and a silly woman can't manage you.
'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.
'Once upon a time we were just plain people. But that was before we began having relationships with mechanical systems.
The LA Department of Recreation and Parks said when Griffith donated the park he declared: "It must be made a place of recreation and rest for the masses - a resort for the rank and file, for the plain people.
The LA Department of Recreation and Parks said on the occasion Griffith donated the park he declared: "It must be made a place of recreation and rest for the masses - a resort for the rank and file, for the plain people.
An especially interesting chapter highlights the state's "plain people," the Amish.
) - President Barham Saleh affirmed that the Nineveh plain people represent a small Iraq and that Mosul represents a great cultural capital.
* "Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go." - Bernard Malamud
While Pope Francis was speaking to some 45,000 faithful who stood in the pelting rain in Knock last Sunday morning, down that broken road that sideswipes Ballindine, a thousand or so other gathered in Tuam at a memorial that has become a painful reminder of the institutional abuses inflicted by that all-powerful clergy on the plain people of Ireland.
Flann O'Brien, alias Myles na Gopaleen, wrote a column called 'The Plain People of Ireland' back in the day, including a gag where one plain person of Ireland was singing the praises of Jamstutter, an athlete of legendary prowess.