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manifest
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Franny and Zooey
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as in: manifest destiny Define
obvious; or to make obvious; or to show or demonstrate
  • She cried without trying to suppress any of the noisier manifestations of grief and confusion, with all the convulsive throat sounds that a hysterical child makes when the breath is trying to get up through a partly closed epiglottis.

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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.

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unspecified meaning
  • Mr. Glass’s perhaps most inspired coup as a decorator was manifest just behind and above the couch where young Franny Glass was now sleeping.

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as in: manifest destiny Define
obvious; or to make obvious; or to show or demonstrate
as in: ship's manifest Define
an official document listing contents being transported
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