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Definition many and varied

Manifold can also be used as a noun to refer to a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes; such as "the intake manifold of an engine." A comprehensive dictionary will contain other, more specialized, meanings.
  • She understands the range and complexity of the organization's manifold failings.
manifold = many and varied
  • 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
  • manifolds = the part of an engine that is a pipe with other lateral outlets connecting other pipes
  • Epoch after epoch, camp, kingdom, empire, republic, democracy, are merely the application of his manifold spirit to the manifold world.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, First Series
  • The manifold gods of Babylon.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Babbitt also knelt, while Drew gloated: "O Lord, thou seest our brother here, who has been led astray by manifold temptations.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • 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
  • But the day came, with its manifold duties undisturbed by any event.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Mannion gave the chart a quick look on his way to the vent manifold.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • 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
  • She ripped a square from her manifold fullness of skirts and tied up the bones in it.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • A Castle in the Air Manifold are the cares of wealth and state.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
    The Bible  --  Psalms
  • The advantages of these constructions, which we intend to change every thirty years or so, are manifold.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • 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
  • I had a mind to visit the high shrines, For Oedipus is overwrought, alarmed With terrors manifold.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • 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
  • This drink will bring my friend no injuries: He is a man of manifold degrees, And many draughts are known to him.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • But these manifold mistakes in depicting the whale are not so very surprising after all.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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