a.1.Flatly. See Plat, a.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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And whan that he first be chyld gan See, Of his woundes he hadde grete pyte, To beholde his tender fete so blede; And called hym Edippus as I rede, which is to seyn, (platly this no phage), Bored the feete as in that langage.
(33) Thow most tellen it platly, be it never so foul ne so horrible.
Thy wordes than to abide in hert / and clene in ful sentence of trewe menyng platly must thou shewe (III.7.74-9)