Example sentences for: plainness

How can you use “plainness” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The plainness of this poem is wonderfully achieved and eloquent.

  • He makes a fatal miscalculation: The initial murders are so horrifying in their plainness that when the movie takes the gentlemanly way out and refuses to provide a cathartic bloodbath, the audience feels burned.

  • As Catherine, James' plain, artless heiress to whom life has simultaneously dealt a very good and a very bad hand, Leigh is so busy projecting her plainness and artlessness that she neglects, for most of the film, to pull the audience in.

  • The plainness of the writing, the persuasive speech rhythms under the almost hidden iambic pulse, manifest immense art, culminating in a last line that could be incised in stone.

  • The plainness or ambiguity of statutory language is determined by reference to the language itself, the specific context in which that language is used, and the broader context of the statute as a whole."

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