obvious; or to make obvious; or to show or demonstrate
But beauty, even when distrustful of itself, awakens confidence in the manly heart; and the Vicar and the French-named tutor were soon manifesting to May their desire to put her at her ease.
It was thought "very English" to have a country-house lent to one, and the fact gave a last touch of distinction to what was generally conceded to be the most brilliant wedding of the year; but where the house was no one was permitted to know, except the parents of bride and groom, who, when taxed with the knowledge, pursed their lips and said mysteriously: "Ah, they didn’t tell us—" which was manifestly true, since there was no need to.
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Domestic violence doesn’t always manifest as physical abuse.
Her program has been a manifest failure. Everyone is trying to blame someone else for it.
It was unlike Winsett to manifest such curiosity; but after all, Archer remembered, he was a journalist.
The Vicar soon abandoned the struggle; but the tutor, who spoke the most fluent and accomplished English, gallantly continued to pour it out to her until the ladies, to the manifest relief of all concerned, went up to the drawing-room.