verb (used with object)
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Origin of manifest
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historical usage of manifest
The Latin sense of manifestus “evident, plain to see” is the earliest sense in English. The Latin verb manifestāre “to make visible, indicate, make plain, disclose,” a derivative of manifestus, is, along with the Middle French verb manifester, the source of the English verb.
The noun sense of manifest, “a list of a ship’s cargo or goods,” appeared in the late 17th century and comes from Italian manifesto “a public declaration, especially a written declaration,” which dates from the early 17th century. That Italian word is, of course, the source of English manifesto, “a public declaration of intentions, opinions, etc.,” which happens to be one of the less common meanings of English manifest.
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Example sentences from the Web for manifestly
A Facebook photo from the event shows the manifestly proud papa beaming beside his son.A True Tough Guy: The Mafia, Gays, and Michael Sam’s Boyfriend|Michael Daly|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His tone as captured by the video he then posted on Facebook is not manifestly that of some a fanatic or a psychopath.Don’t Turn This Malaysia Airlines Pilot Into Flight 370’s Richard Jewell|Michael Daly|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had gone on to live with aunt, Shirley Brown and an uncle, James Brown, who is a manifestly legitimate minister.Free Demaryius Thomas’s Mom After 14 Years on a Drug Charge|Michael Daly|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If your selfie is so boring it manifestly bores even you, nobody wants to see it.
The group that seemed as manifestly happy as de Blasio and his wife.
All sorts of hard names were heaped upon him by those who were most rebuked by a life so manifestly in contrast to their own.True to his Colours|Theodore P. Wilson
They are manifestly errors of a later date, which were to appear after those of Rome should subside, having lost their influence.Sermons on Various Important Subjects|Andrew Lee
In plain truth, the good woman was manifestly soured by her experience.A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
They were helplessly huddled under the edge of a stone and were manifestly freezing to death.Camp Venture|George Cary Eggleston
Mr. Smirkie was full of thought on the matter, but was manifestly in favour of a conviction.John Caldigate|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for manifestly
- a list of cargo, passengers, etc, on an aeroplane
- a list of railway trucks or their cargo
- mainly US and Canadian a fast freight train carrying perishables