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She understands the range and complexity of the organization’s manifold failings.
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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
  • but these manifold mistakes in depicting the whale are not so very surprising after all.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick I-LXVII
  • He knew manifolds and intake valves, shocks, struts and pistons, radiators and wheel base adjustments, and he could set from memory the timing on practically every car that had rolled in the shop.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian

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  • You know that your dead have passed away amid manifold vicissitudes; and that they may be deemed fortunate who have gained their utmost honor, whether an honorable death like theirs, or an honorable sorrow like yours, and whose share of happiness has been so ordered that the term of their happiness is likewise the term of their life.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • A couple drops of oil hit the exhaust manifold.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Iko’s light filtered down from above, through cables and wires, ducts and manifolds, nuts and bolts.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • As with his nose for wine, Nathan had an informed palate (a reaction, he said, to a childhood surfeit of soggy kreplach and gefilte fish) and he took obvious joy in making her acquainted with New York’s incredible and manifold banquet.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And calling for his manifold order-book, he opened it on the table before him and proceeded to write the terms.
    Horace Porter  --  Lee Surrenders to Grant
  • But I have heard, Mr. Holmes, that you can see deeply into the manifold wickedness of the human heart.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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  • But these manifold mistakes in depicting the whale are not so very surprising after all.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I spent more hours than I can count a quiet witness to the highly mannered, manifold expressions of life that grace our planet.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It was found necessary to clear the entire pier from the mass of onlookers, or else the fatalities of the night would have increased manifold.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I was bound by a solemn promise which I had not yet fulfilled and dared not break, or if I did, what manifold miseries might not impend over me and my devoted family!
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • But, all this time, who shall detail the tribulations manifold of our friend Miss Ophelia, who had begun the labors of a Southern housekeeper?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • He wanders around the crowded room, tasting hors d’oeuvres, sipping wine, looking jovially bewildered, and occasionally Pari has to swoop in and steal him away from a group of mathematicians before he opines on 3-manifolds and Diophantine approximations.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The only Latin he knew was the responses of the Mass and the only history the manifold wrongs of Ireland.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • In the array of funerals, too—whether for the apparel of the dead body, or to typify, by manifold emblematic devices of sable cloth and snowy lawn, the sorrow of the survivors—there was a frequent and characteristic demand for such labour as Hester Prynne could supply.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The advantages of these constructions, which we intend to change every thirty years or so, are manifold.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • The more the case presented itself to the board, in this point of view, the more manifold the advantages of the step appeared; so, they came to the conclusion that the only way of providing for Oliver effectually, was to send him to sea without delay.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • My situation in life, my connections with the family of de Bourgh, and my relationship to your own, are circumstances highly in my favour; and you should take it into further consideration, that in spite of your manifold attractions, it is by no means certain that another offer of marriage may ever be made you.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • This damn’d witch Sycorax, For mischiefs manifold, and sorceries terrible To enter human hearing, from Argier, Thou know’st,was banish’d: for one thing she did They would not take her life.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • I had a mind to visit the high shrines, For Oedipus is overwrought, alarmed With terrors manifold.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • Sue didn’t know what a rich, Popular girl like Chris saw in Nolan, who was like some strange time traveler from the 1950s with his greased hair, zipper-bejeweled black leather jacket, and manifold-bubbling Chevrolet road machine.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Transparent, manifold, scalloped along their inward edges like the valves of a sea creature, they moved delectably on the air of the open window.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • Mannion gave the chart a quick look on his way to the vent manifold.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • One is this hypothesis: that every physical quality admired by men in women is in direct connexion with the manifold functions of women for the propagation of the species.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • A man, on the contrary, should he not know everything, excel in manifold activities, initiate you into the energies of passion, the refinements of life, all mysteries?
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • They had met, and included in their meeting the thrust of the manifold grass stems, the cry of the peewit, the wheel of the stars.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • These are not only manifold but multiform, and lie frequently among recesses of thought altogether inaccessible to the ordinary understanding.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Sir Pitt’s letters were not copied and corrected; his books not made up; his household business and manifold schemes neglected, now that his little secretary was away.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Ah, peradventure my head being distraught by the manifold matters whereunto the confusions of these but late adventured haps and fortunings whereby not I alone nor you alone, but every each of us, meseemeth—
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • But ancient superstitions, after being steeped in human hearts and embodied in human breath, and passing from lip to ear in manifold repetition, through a series of generations, become imbued with an effect of homely truth.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • (At Base Camp there was approximately half as much oxygen as at sea level; at the summit only a third as much.) When confronted with an increase in altitude, the human body adjusts in manifold ways, from increasing respiration, to changing the pH of the blood, to radically boosting the number of oxygen-carrying red blood cells-a conversion that takes weeks to complete.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Then let us not think hard One easy prohibition, who enjoy Free leave so large to all things else, and choice Unlimited of manifold delights: But let us ever praise him, and extol His bounty, following our delightful task, To prune these growing plants, and tend these flowers, Which were it toilsome, yet with thee were sweet.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Tom did his humble comrade these various ill turns partly out of native viciousness, and partly because he hated him for his superiorities of physique and pluck, and for his manifold cleverness.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • Her domestic duties were manifold, for they extended from furtive inspections of the servants’ bedrooms to unannounced descents to the cellar; but she had never allowed herself many pleasures.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • As Mrs. Archer remarked, the Roman punch made all the difference; not in itself but by its manifold implications—since it signified either canvas-backs or terrapin, two soups, a hot and a cold sweet, full decolletage with short sleeves, and guests of a proportionate importance.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • His past life, his first fault, his long expiation, his external brutishness, his internal hardness, his dismissal to liberty, rejoicing in manifold plans of vengeance, what had happened to him at the Bishop’s, the last thing that he had done, that theft of forty sous from a child, a crime all the more cowardly, and all the more monstrous since it had come after the Bishop’s pardon,—all this recurred to his mind and appeared clearly to him, but with a clearness which he had neverů
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She saw him stoop to the grass, pick up the winding lock which he had severed from her manifold tresses, twist it round his fingers, unfasten a button in the breast of his coat, and carefully put it inside.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • With them, too, the well-knit beauty of the body hides a being of manifold states and strivings.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • There in the person of the God of gods, Arjuna beheld the whole universe, with its manifold divisions, all gathered together in one.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • In the earlier epochs of history, we find almost everywhere a complicated arrangement of society into various orders, a manifold gradation of social rank.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • About ten o’clock on the night of the 19th of February they stepped upon London Bridge, in the midst of a writhing, struggling jam of howling and hurrahing people, whose beer-jolly faces stood out strongly in the glare from manifold torches—and at that instant the decaying head of some former duke or other grandee tumbled down between them, striking Hendon on the elbow and then bounding off among the hurrying confusion of feet.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Except when he asked her for Vinteuil’s little phrase instead of the Valse des Roses, Swann made no effort to induce her to play the things that he himself preferred, nor, in literature any more than in music, to correct the manifold errors of her taste.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • There I was in an upside-down car, smelling the gas as it ran out of the tank, listening to the tick, tick, tick of the hot engine, thinking: "I sure do hope that gas don’t get nowhere near that hot manifold," but all I did about it was try to turn down the radio.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Persuade me to the murder of your lordship; But that I told him the revenging gods ’Gainst parricides did all their thunders bend; Spoke with how manifold and strong a bond The child was bound to the father;—sir, in fine, Seeing how loathly opposite I stood To his unnatural purpose, in fell motion With his prepared sword, he charges home My unprovided body, lanc’d mine arm; But when he saw my best alarum’d spirits, Bold in the quarrel’s right, rous’d to the encounter, Or whether gastedů
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • There was his double red mark down the page; and I knelt down and read, and he repeated with me, ’For ourselves and our country, O gracious God, we thank These, that, notwithstanding our manifold transgressions of Thy holy laws, Thou hast continued to us Thy marvellous kindness,’—and so to the end of that thanksgiving.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • But, by golly, I’d like to see you try to design a new manifold, or run a factory and keep a lot of your fellow reds from Czech-slovenski-magyar-godknowswheria on the job!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • 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.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
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