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manifold -- as in: reasons are manifold
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King Lear
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  • Persuade me to the murder of your lordship; But that I told him the revenging gods ’Gainst parricides did all their thunders bend; Spoke with how manifold and strong a bond The child was bound to the father;—sir, in fine, Seeing how loathly opposite I stood To his unnatural purpose, in fell motion With his prepared sword, he charges home My unprovided body, lanc’d mine arm; But when he saw my best alarum’d spirits, Bold in the quarrel’s right, rous’d to the encounter, Or whether gasted…
  • ] ’If any man of quality or degree within the lists of the army will maintain upon Edmund, supposed Earl of Gloster, that he is a manifold traitor, let him appear by the third sound of the trumpet.

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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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