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    Hello. I'm wondering what the word, "simple" means in this context below. The people at Thornfield are little strange / or they are less plain / a bit fancy. Which would be the most appropriate in this context? Or any other idea?
    Please help. Thank you.

    (These sentences are from a children's book. The speaker is talking about the book, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.)
    --- Then Jane is sent to a charity school, where all she gets to eat
    is burned porridge and brown stew for many years.
    But she grows up to be clever, slender and wise anyway.
    Then she finds work as a governess in a huge manor called
    Thornfield, because in England houses have names.
    At Thornfield, the stew is less brown and the people less simple.

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    Re: simple

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Hello. I'm wondering what the word, "simple" means in this context below. The people at Thornfield are little strange / or they are less plain / a bit fancy. Which would be the most appropriate in this context? Or any other idea?
    Please help. Thank you.

    (These sentences are from a children's book. The speaker is talking about the book, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.)
    --- Then Jane is sent to a charity school, where all she gets to eat
    is burned porridge and brown stew for many years.
    But she grows up to be clever, slender and wise anyway.
    Then she finds work as a governess in a huge manor called
    Thornfield, because in England houses have names.
    At Thornfield, the stew is less brown and the people less simple.
    In that use, I would say "unsophisticated". Actually, I would say "the stew is less brown and people more sophisticated".

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