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[muhl-tuh-fohld] /ˈmʌl təˌfoʊld/
numerous and varied; greatly diverse; manifold.
Origin of multifold
First recorded in 1800-10; multi- + -fold Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It has been a great step towards the understanding of the forces of nature and their multifold manifestations to our senses.

  • What this reasoning did for me from the start was to give me a new attitude toward the multifold activity we call life.

  • It did not bore him, multifold as his duties were, to be near her.

    The Bertrams Anthony Trollope
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Americans of the North, who calculate even to the beatings of the heart, have summed up this multifold crime in five axioms.

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

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
  • Nothing deliberate or conscious, but all the more inevitable and efficacious, this multifold suggestion of water.

    Laurus Nobilis Vernon Lee
  • Oh, multifold fragrance and tints divine which so ineffably enrich our lives!

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • All this while the transformed hotel at Compigne remained a huge center for these multifold forms of Red Cross relief.

    With the Doughboy in France Edward Hungerford
British Dictionary definitions for multifold


many times doubled; manifold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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