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multifold

[muhl-tuh-fohld] /ˈmʌl təˌfoʊld/
adjective
1.
numerous and varied; greatly diverse; manifold.
Origin of multifold
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10; multi- + -fold
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Examples from the Web for multifold
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  • It is distinct across Texas, and multifold still in the Indian lands.

    The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough
  • It did not bore him, multifold as his duties were, to be near her.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope
  • Accordingly the new task of the teacher of the future is a multifold one.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • Oh, multifold fragrance and tints divine which so ineffably enrich our lives!

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • Not once, but multifold, like the vibration of a reed or violin string.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
  • What this reasoning did for me from the start was to give me a new attitude toward the multifold activity we call life.

  • What black shoulders of rock, teeth, towers and walls in multifold ranks swept up from the lake before them!

    The Spell of Switzerland Nathan Haskell Dole
  • Verna unlocked the door, and, as he entered, Denham looked curiously around and above at the multifold variety of trade goods.

    Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford
  • From thence we have to look down from every point of our warm hearts with a sight as multifold as the cherubic eyes.

  • Jason sprang over the corpse and tore at the multifold bolts and locks that sealed the door.

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
British Dictionary definitions for multifold

multifold

/ˈmʌltɪˌfəʊld/
adjective
1.
many times doubled; manifold
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