manyfold

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

many +‎ fold

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

manyfold (not comparable)

  1. By many times.
    • 1800 - The dramatic narrative of the close of Wolsey's life becomes manyfold more impressive from being told to the discrowned Queen Catherine - Lectures on English History and Tragic Poetry, as Illustrated by Shakspeare - Henry Reed
    • 2007 March 13, Coleen Rowley, “FBI NSLs Up "Manyfold"--A Clarification”, Huffington Post, accessed on 2012-08-26:
      my guess is that the number of NSLs being issued in the "war on terrorism" is probably manyfold what it was prior to 9-11.

AdjectiveEdit

manyfold (not comparable)

  1. (dated) many
    • 1772 - "I am right glad to hear of your manyfold successes" - The Lives of Those Eminent Antiquaries John Leland, Thomas Hearne, and Anthony À Wood - (author?)
    • 2009 December 21, James Gurney quoting Oscar Baechler in comments, “Dianatopia”, Gurney Journey, accessed on 2012-08-26:
      or even emcee a drawing jamboree amongst your manyfold adoring fans!
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