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manifold -- as in: reasons are manifold
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Moby Dick
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  • But these manifold mistakes in depicting the whale are not so very surprising after all.
  • For, when the line is darting out, to be seated then in the boat, is like being seated in the midst of the manifold whizzings of a steam-engine in full play, when every flying beam, and shaft, and wheel, is grazing you.
  • The one grand stage where he enacted all his various parts so manifold, was his vice-bench; a long rude ponderous table furnished with several vices, of different sizes, and both of iron and of wood.

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  • She understands the range and complexity of the organization’s manifold failings.
  • But its varied scenes and its manifold incidents will linger pleasantly in our memories for many a year to come.
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad

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