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.
Tributes to Barzun, who authored a massive shelf full of books from 1932-2004, will and have been manifold.
manifold the wonders,” said Sophocles, “nothing towers more wondrous than man!
Not thus had the French spoken, with the giving of manifold presents.
She answered me as follows: 'There is poetry, which, as you know, is complex and manifold.
But the penalties of giving are manifold, and he now felt a novel glow of sheer beneficence.
The difficulties of introducing a sportsman-like ideal have been manifold.
The uses of ammonia are manifold, and nearly our whole supply of this valuable substance is now derived from gas-liquor.
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.