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plain language

noun accepted language, clear lannuage, cogent writing, concise writing, conventional lannuage, correct English, exact writing, plain English, plain speaking, plain speech, precise expression, precise writing, specific writing, unambiguous legalese, understandable languageGenerally: plain language laws
Associated concepts: comprehensible writing, correct writtng, effective writing, proper writing
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"My guests, ye higher men, I will speak plain language and plainly with you.
("'Plain language and plainly?' Good God!" said here the king on the left to himself; "one seeth he doth not know the good Occidentals, this sage out of the Orient!
I suppose they--the flights and flourishes--are desirable, and I regret not being able to supply them; but at the same time I cannot help thinking that simple things are always the most impressive, and that books are easier to understand when they are written in plain language, though perhaps I have no right to set up an opinion on such a matter.
In plain language, the only way he could possibly find to account for the possession of this note, was by robbery: and, to confess the truth, the reader, unless he should suspect it was owing to the generosity of Lady Bellaston, can hardly imagine any other.
"An Indian yell is plain language to men who have passed their days in the woods.
It was only when the lawyer's brutally plain language forced his attention to it that the question of his pecuniary interest in his father-in-law's death assumed its fit position in his mind.
In order to inform the public about the functioning of the European Union, the role of the European Parliament and the conduct of the vote, the Zentrum fir politesch Bildung (ZpB) has produced several information tools, all written in plain language.
In short, Sullivan is a plain language proponent who is urging the industry to "keep it simple."
He wrote in plain language, adopted a simple style and addressed common people and issues.
We granted en banc review and, affirming the district court, now hold that the plain language of 4(a)(2) makes clear that Congress, while protecting employees from disparate impact age discrimination, did not extend that same protection to outside job applicants.
They say the claimants would have courts turn a blind eye to the plain language of policies and hold an insurance company liable for a risk for which it never contracted and for which it never received a premium.<br />Furniture moving<br />The controversy springs from a devastating accident.
Seeing Through Legalese: More Essays on Plain Language