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Etymology edit

manifest +‎ -ly

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmæn.ɪ.fɛst.li/
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  • Hyphenation: man‧i‧fest‧ly

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manifestly (comparative more manifestly, superlative most manifestly)

  1. In a manifest manner; obviously.
    • 1900 April, L[yman] Frank Baum, “Introduction”, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Chicago, Ill., New York, N.Y.: Geo[rge] M. Hill Co., published 17 May 1900, →OCLC:
      Folk lore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal.
    • 2012 March-April, John T. Jost, “Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)?”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, archived from the original on 13 February 2012, page 162:
      He draws eclectically on studies of baboons, descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record. With this biological framework in place, Corning endeavors to show that the capitalist system as currently practiced in the United States and elsewhere is manifestly unfair.

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