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The House of Mirth
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as in: manifest destiny Define
obvious; or to make obvious; or to show or demonstrate
  • Mere display left her with a sense of superior distinction; but she felt an affinity to all the subtler manifestations of wealth.
  • Mr. Gryce was new to such manifestations; he wondered rather nervously if she were delicate, having far-reaching fears about the future of his progeny.

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  • Miss Farish’s heart was a fountain of tender illusions, Miss Stepney’s a precise register of facts as manifested in their relation to herself.
  • It may be that they had an inkling of the sentiments in which she had been brought up, for none of them manifested a very lively desire for her company; indeed, the question threatened to remain unsolved till Mrs. Peniston with a sigh announced: "I’ll try her for a year."
  • Such embarrassment as was shown was on Mrs. Trenor’s side, and manifested itself in the mingling of exaggerated warmth with imperceptible reservations.
  • The burden of offence lying manifestly with Mrs. Dorset, this conjecture seemed on the face of it gratuitously unkind; but Selden knew that in the most one-sided matrimonial quarrel there are generally counter-charges to be brought, and that they are brought with the greater audacity where the original grievance is so emphatic.

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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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  • She had never even tried to please him—he had been drawn to her in spite of her manifest disdain.
  • It was long after seven o’clock, and the light and odours proceeding from the basement made it manifest that the boarding-house dinner had begun.

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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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