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manifest destiny

Line breaks: mani|fest des|tiny
Pronunciation: /manɪfɛstˈdɛstəni
 
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Definition of manifest destiny in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The 19th-century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the United States throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable.
Example sentences
  • This is not to be confused with utopianism, nor with a doctrine of manifest destiny, whether national or global, nor with a theocratic theory of the state.
  • The idea of American exceptionalism was expressed domestically in the doctrine of manifest destiny.
  • The war with Mexico was also a product of the United States' belief of manifest destiny.

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