- Clear or obvious to the eye or mind: her manifest charm and proven abilityMore example sentences
- It saves them from examining the manifest failings in their own actions
- Likewise, effects can be gradual, and may not be manifest or observable in animal systems until it is too late.
- If it does, it will be important to disobey it and have it tested in the courts, which one hopes will recognise its manifest absurdity.
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- 1Show (a quality or feeling) by one’s acts or appearance; demonstrate: Lizzy manifested signs of severe depressionMore example sentences
- I cannot understand why they have to manifest their feelings in this way.
- And that faith was manifested in so many different ways.
- The entire panoply of human emotion was manifested in those 120 minutes.
- 1.1Be evidence of; prove: bad industrial relations are often manifested in strikesMore example sentences
- Such initiative was evidence of the creativity manifested by working people when they sense the possibility of liberation.
- Compared to the early struggles, the strikes of the 1890s manifested a significantly higher level of consciousness among the workers.
- The evidence shows us that such a commitment would first be manifested in improved Aboriginal child health.
- 1.2 [no object] (Of an ailment) become apparent through the appearance of symptoms: a disorder that usually manifests in middle ageMore example sentences
- In some patients, arthritis manifests before clinical bowel disease.
- Early Alzheimer's disease manifests as problems with retaining new information and difficulty with cueing to help jog the memory.
- Various systemic connective tissue diseases may also manifest in the eye as retinopathy.
- 1.3 [no object] (Of a ghost or spirit) appear: one deity manifested in the form of a birdMore example sentences
- He knew without being told that the spirits had manifested in him.
- I fall to my knees, arms raised in ecstasy, as a sensibly-dressed goddess manifests before me.
- As he began to forgive his father, the demons manifested violently.
- [as submodifier]: manifestly unfounded claims [sentence adverb]: manifestly, we have no effective deterrent for such crimeMore example sentences
- Paragraph 26 concludes that the claim should be certified as manifestly unfounded.
- It is now manifestly obvious that the Government has totally lost control of the immigration problem.
- The manifestly uncommercial conclusion that no standard terms applied is not one to which I would come unless driven to it.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin manifestus.
- 1A document listing a ship’s contents, cargo, passengers, and crew, for the use of customs officers.More example sentences
- If you're a customs inspector at a port of entry you can send photos of cargos and manifests back to the office where someone can check them against computer records.
- The manifest of the Nigerian-registered ship said it was carrying 139 passengers.
- He listed himself as a farm laborer on the manifest of the ship and didn't even write his mother until the day the ship was going to sail.
- 1.1A list of passengers or cargo in an aircraft.More example sentences
- Akobi said the plane's manifest listed 156 passengers and an unknown number of crew.
- If we had a manifest from the airplane, or from the companies, we would pay the claim.
- Using the helicopter manifests, I counted the numbers of passenger-journeys and the numbers of flights for the complete months of September and October 1996.
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mid 16th century (denoting a manifestation): from Italian manifesto (see manifesto). The current sense dates from the early 17th century.