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Middle English simplicite from Old French from Latin simplicitās from simplex simplic- simple sem-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French simplicite, from Latin simplicitas, from simplex (“simple"); see simple.
Simplicity is submission to God.
He was a man of extreme simplicity in his method of life.
And there is no greatness where simplicity, goodness, and truth are absent.
Thither he attracted the poorer classes by the simplicity of his life and teaching.
Its simplicity and compactness recommended it immediately for communication between ship and shore and for intermarine communication generally.
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