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Definition a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)
  • Without leaders or a manifesto, the residents of a small East German backwater decided to seek the freedom of their forefathers.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • This document was translated into a simpler manifesto called "A Better Life for All," which in turn became the ANC's campaign slogan.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • AN AESTHETIC VOYAGER WHOSE HOME IS THE ROAD...... Immediately below this manifesto squats the stove, fabricated from a rusty oil drum.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Another is done in florals, with an appliqued message: UP YOUR MANIFESTO!
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • The first sentence in this manifesto says: A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of Communism.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • I shall write to the papers; I'll draw up manifestos; I shall apply for an audience with the mayor—or his deputy, if the mayor's too busy.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • The words on the streamer are Lincoln's unspoken manifesto, and every time he slips on the coat he is reminded of his mission.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • The Two Thousand Words was the first glorious manifesto of the 1968 Prague Spring.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • "I've read all of the Rosicrucian manifestos in my research."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • They were greedily bought by the whole public, who, of course, like the Government, expected a manifesto in them.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • 'Alan, all the answers are in the air, the trees, the water!' he'd written in the margins of this or that Brook Farm manifesto.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • He published his manifesto, whereby he set himself forth as the deliverer of the isles of the sea and vicar-general of all Oceanica.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • TV wasn't exactly a manifesto of reality either, but it did reflect our greatest hopes and worst fears.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • "Have you ever read the faction manifestos?" says Will.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • The Manifesto of Umkhonto was issued on the day that operations commenced.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • He concluded his manifesto, and both were silent.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • He issued mock-comintern manifestos about the contents, with personal asides, and the underground press was quick to print this stuff.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • So that's the heading of our manifesto.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Will, with the crease between his eyebrows, with green eyes like celery and the ability to quote the Dauntless manifesto from memory.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • It was an instinctive uprising, without leaders or a manifesto.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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