First, the Texas governor will have to explain away the manifold gaffes and failures from his last presidential campaign.
My first son was about to be born, and I was terrified that my manifold inadequacies as a man would sabotage my success as a dad.
But the accomplishments this group has managed to achieve in a very short time are manifold.
Old English monigfald (Anglian), manigfeald (West Saxon), "various, varied in appearance, complicated; numerous, abundant," from manig (see many) + -feald (see -fold). A common Germanic compound (cf. Old Frisian manichfald, Middle Dutch menichvout, German mannigfalt, Swedish mångfalt, Gothic managfalþs), perhaps a loan-translation of Latin multiplex (see multiply). Retains the original pronunciation of many. Old English also had a verbal form, manigfealdian "to multiply, abound, increase, extend."
Old English manigfealdlic "in various ways, manifoldly," from the source of manifold (adj.).
in mechanical sense, first as "pipe or chamber with several outlets," 1884, see manifold (adj.); originally as manifold pipe (1857), with reference to a type of musical instrument mentioned in the Old Testament.