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Unmixed; not aggravated or compounded.

A simple assault, for example, is one that is not accompanied by any circumstances of aggravation, such as assault with a deadly weapon.

Simple interest is a fixed amount paid in exchange for a sum of money lent. The interest generated on the amount borrowed does not itself earn interest, unlike interest earned where parties agree to compound interest.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

SIMPLE. Not compounded, alone; as, simple interest, which is interest on the principal sum lent only and not interest on the interest; simple contract, &c.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Mostashari: I think we need to establish a universal base of simple exchange that can support planned care and simpleness, so that when a patient asks for their record, or asks for their record to be continually forwarded to their electronic health home, that can take place; and so that when someone sends a referral, that that can take place.
Due to its convenience, rapid, and simpleness, many people are highly dependent on the search engines.
But with his precocity he combined great simpleness of mind and manner and character.
The tensometric translators are used in large scale due the simpleness and the extended domain for application from 7 to 700 bar (Alexandrescu et al., 2005).
The Basarwa's art is certainly proof of the high level of consciousness that indicates the lack of simpleness, and consequently, the degree and measure of their intelligence as the equivalent to current civilisation.
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What is at issue here is that ontologically diverting desire at the heart of the "metaphysical imaginary," both desire and dream, synonymous with the thrust of a gnostic craving for an other world that poetry only, Bonnefoy senses, "poetry which is not art, poetry which is both unbridled imagination and adherence to the greatest simpleness of existence," can adequately counterbalance.
(145) Instead, research "specifically revealed a negative relationship between perceptions of attractiveness and traits which could be construed as contributing to a nonverbal appearance of vulnerability." (146) Thus: Male evaluators perceived attractive females as lower in submissiveness, uncertainty, simpleness, carelessness and passivity than their less attractive peers.
(b) Is it then the 'simpleness' of the basic-variety-like systems that would preclude their serving the "cognitive function" of language?