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manifold -- as in: reasons are manifold
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  • Far off in the bending sky was the pearly light; and she felt the largeness of the world and the manifold wakings of men to labor and endurance.
  • Meanwhile there was the snow and the low arch of dun vapor—there was the stifling oppression of that gentlewoman’s world, where everything was done for her and none asked for her aid—where the sense of connection with a manifold pregnant existence had to be kept up painfully as an inward vision, instead of coming from without in claims that would have shaped her energies.

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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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