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as in: manifest destiny Define
obvious; or to make obvious; or to show or demonstrate
  • 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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  • Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
    Phillips Brooks
  • is often claimed that the power of the Holy Spirit is manifested more in some than it is in others.
    Holy Spirit - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)
  • Then the ghosts started appearing. I guess they’d always been there, but they picked up on my father’s agitation and began to manifest. They whispered to him, feeding his suspicions.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Our passions and dreams and goals are the outward manifestations of the love we feel inside.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • He fired rapidly, six times, and six of the pack lay dead or dying—another manifestation of power that sank deep into White Fang’s consciousness.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • He seemed to take pleasure in manifesting his fiendish barbarity.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • At last, however, the narcotic began to manifest its potency, and she fell into a deep sleep.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • If they would serve their fellowmen, let them do it by making manifest the power and reality of conscience, in constraining them...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • For these were the hands that had acted on their own, no part of him, here was where the conscience first manifested itself to snatch books, dart off with Job and Ruth and Willie Shakespeare, and now, in the firehouse, these hands seemed gloved with blood.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • This boy is manifestly no son of yours, for your cheek is as dark as mine but the boy is fair and white
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • ...can make manifest in deeds.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • the utter indifference she manifested and sincerely felt toward him.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • thy fault’s thus manifested,
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • There was just a flickering of life in him, manifest only in his slow, faint heart-beats.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Just be together, manifest your elements, and think about me.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • ...she rather manifested the quality of impatience, than any feeling of alarm.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • discovering his compassion so deep it manifests even in his kindness to snails,
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • ...such greed and selfishness as was manifested by some of the hunters.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • every where I found the same manifestations of that cruel prejudice
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself, and that is what has happened to the American Negro.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • all things are the manifestation of one thing only.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • We return the gods to their proper manifestation as Roman.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • This chapel was the first place where my presence was strong enough that I could appear to you as myself—by which I mean Hades, god of the dead, not split with that other manifestation.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I have dwelt upon the greatness of Athens because I want to show you that we are contending for a higher prize than those who enjoy none of these privileges, and to establish by manifest proof the merit of these men whom I am now commemorating.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • No doubt it’s another manifestation of his various war wounds.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • But there is an important difference. and that important difference was manifested in Colin’s throbbing pain.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Not in my present manifestation.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • Ty had devised the initial system, the Unified Operating System, which combined everything online that had heretofore been separate and sloppy—users’ social media profiles, their payment systems, their various passwords, their email accounts, user names, preferences, every last tool and manifestation of their interests.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I started manifesting when I was just ten.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Most of the time she was nervous-verging-on-hysterical, which manifested in dramatic physical symptoms; an astonishing hive-like swelling made her look like the Elephant Man, and her always-sweating hands made her particularly useless for working with electricity.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • They explained that the psychosis and other serious mental health problems that burdened Mr. Jenkins could lead to dangerous behavior, but this behavior was a manifestation of serious illness, not a reflection of his character.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • His sermon was almost a cry, a lament from one who did not understand death but who accepted it as a calling of man by his creator, a manifestation of a larger, unfathomable, mysterious, yet loving presence in the universe.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Manifestly if we were not in a public place I would have her right this minute in the sack.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • From the little I knew of current methods for dealing with such manifestations, I could only be grateful that no one, in fact, had seen me appear.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Luck in its darker moods and manifestations.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It …. manifested much later than that.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Having suffered through several traumatic episodes myself, I am very familiar with the bodily manifestations of grief.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • What I mean is, it sounds like the first manifestation of a cold sore.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • How was this jealousy manifested?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The witch-hunt was a perverse manifestation of the panic which set in among all classes when the balance began to turn toward greater individual freedom.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • He was just now manifesting unmistakable signs of impatience, nervously pacing up and down, and unable to stand still for a moment.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The Christophany, or manifestation of Christ, in the book of Daniel, the appearance of the King of kings in Revelation.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • And Texas could only stand and watch helplessly as the oil glut manifested itself and the price per barrel began to slide downward to an ultimate low of around $9.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The practices of intra-family relations lay the foundation for the public manifestation of color prejudice.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • This is merely a manifestation.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • It had come to be accepted that the pigs, who were manifestly cleverer than the other animals, should decide all questions of farm policy, though their decisions had to be ratified by a majority vote.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Gradually the cool dim gray of the morning whitened, and as gradually sounds multiplied and life manifested itself.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • In premodern times he manifested himself as the being that’s described in these books.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
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as in: ship's manifest Define
an official document listing contents being transported
  • The inspector asked to see the ship’s manifest.
  • The guns were not on the ship’s manifest.

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  • I will be participating in a ceremony at Ellis Island, where I will receive copies of the ship manifest and the immigration documents that record the arrival in America of my mother,
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Isham objected, saying such chests had never been seen nor were they listed on the manifest.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
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  • I can manifest in places of death, like this churchyard, but there is very little I can do outside my territory.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Every crate must be padlocked, every transport manifest kept in a secure place.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • "It’s just taking longer to manifest itself."
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Monsters usually began hunting down and killing young heroes around the time they turned thirteen, when their true powers began to manifest.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The very ideal of ignominy was embodied and made manifest in this contrivance of wood and iron.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Joe recited this couplet with such manifest pride and careful perspicuity, that I asked him if he had made it himself.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The chubby red face of Benito Hoover was beaming down at him–beaming with manifest cordiality.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Among these, accordingly, much discoursing with spirits went on—and it did a world of good which never became manifest.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Not I; I must be found; My parts, my title, and my perfect soul Shall manifest me rightly.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • The prince said all this with manifest effort—in broken sentences, and with many drawings of breath.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot

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  • For a time the girl refused to notice; but her human curiosity presently began to manifest itself by hardly perceptible signs.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Its hold will tuck all our frigates and transports into a little corner — we’ll be just a small part of the ship’s manifest.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • She was watching him as though expecting strange symptoms to manifest themselves at any moment.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Manifest no distrust, or you may invite the danger you appear to apprehend.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Yet the Cohaerence to me was manifest enough.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • "All in favor of this motion please to manifest it by saying, ’Aye’."
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The man was a manifest fool.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Can you manifest it in this room?
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Mr. Perkins, like many men who manage things by their personal influence, grew a little impatient when his power was not immediately manifest.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Evidently she was racking her head in vain—it seemed manifest that she must give the matter up.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Gives it the juice to manifest?
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Rawdon saw there was a manifest intention on Mrs. Bute’s part to captivate him with Rebecca.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He still believed that God might at any moment make himself manifest out of the winds or the clouds, but he no longer demanded such recognition.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • It manifests itself in the cult of yours.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • Our best estimates are that the first catastrophic symptoms of the Raison Strain could manifest in as few as five days, correct?
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • I saw in his eyes something of that gathering wrath which was manifest when he hurled that fair woman from him.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • It may manifest itself as light, a sudden more than natural radiance, as it does near the start of Book 19 when Athena holds up a golden lamp.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • In the spiritual world the results of sin or perverted love, and of virtue or right love, in this life of probation, are manifest.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • When diabolism rises, however, actions are the least important manifests of the true nature of a man.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • The list is pinned up like the manifest from a plane crash, the names of survivors.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • None can, without being guilty of manifest injustice, cast any reproach upon it, or upon our design in publishing it.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • This doom is passed beyond recall ; Nor all thy crafts shall help thee, being withal My manifest foe, to linger at my side.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • "This is a manifest warning, Hector!" the trapper continued, dropping his voice, to the tones of caution and looking warily about him.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • How great a shock she had been subjected to was manifest in a sensation of disgust that overwhelmed her.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • The need of both advices soon became manifest to Shefford.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • The exigency of the case was manifest to Helen, when she saw how they came down over the cantles of the saddles and to their boot-tops.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Next morning he had everybody up at dawn, and never had his dominating force been so manifest.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • His coat was open, his hands uncovered, and he watched the storm and listened with manifest delight.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • And in essence, professor, nature is here made manifest by all three of her kingdoms, mineral, vegetable, and animal.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • As the driver gunned the car up Windsock Drive, he consulted his passenger manifest and placed a quick call.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He wanted the one that, as a sidebar, would provide him with a complete passenger manifest.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • And in the very same way the Spirit long ago became manifest in the Body of Christ, the first cabbage rose began to materialize on my tablecloth.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I believe that my country is the place where all these things I have been speaking of are happening in the most manifest way.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • He had brought the ears back with the manifest as proof, but the insurance would only pay 15 percent, if they paid at all.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Then that house was complete, and its contentment and peace were made manifest to the world by this symbol, whose testimony is infallible.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • To redeem the race—I do not mean to destroy it—to REDEEM the race, he must make himself once more manifest; HE MUST COME IN PERSON.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • *a But no sooner was peace concluded than the faults of the legislation became manifest, and the State seemed to be suddenly dissolved.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • For our purposes, the nature of the decision doesn’t matter any more than whether Karen keeps laughing or which color balloon manifests the saint.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He lowered his voice, and said, with manifest reluctance, and against his will: ’I want to ask you, mother, whether it ever occurred to you to suspect—’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Nevertheless, he succeeded in obtaining the manifests of every plane leaving Boston yesterday morning from the first flight at six-thirty to ten o’clock.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
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