bare (adj.)
mere, simple
Ham III.i.76[Hamlet to himself] he himself might his quietus make / With a bare bodkin
TG II.iv.44[Valentine to Thurio, of Thurio's followers] it appears by their bare liveries that they live by your bare words [second instance; first instance: sense 2]
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