manifestly manifestly  /ˈmæ nə fɛst li/


  • (adv) unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')


  1. Second, and more important, gays manifestly do not need eHarmony.
  2. Substance: Quite manifestly immersed in the past, present, and future details of policy, and eager to express his views.
  3. But the most vexing problem for interventionists is that in Sri Lanka, atrocities against civilians have manifestly been committed by both government forces and the rebels.



  1. "It is hard not to be Polyanna-ish about Paul because he is such a manifestly good man, so humane and decent, and curiously void of ego," said director Richard Eyre, former artistic director of Britain's National Theatre. "All the pride he...
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Richard Eyre Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Although I have tried to resign out of protest, I will be forced to participate in a war that is manifestly illegal," Watada said. "As the order to take part in an illegal act is ultimately unlawful as well, I must as an officer of honor and...
    on Jul 5, 2006 By: Lt Ehren Watada Source: Seattle Times

  3. "He has certainly helped enormously in the UK," added Mosley, in an interview with the BBC's Hardtalk programme. "He's also got a lot of interest worldwide because he's come manifestly not from a rich background. He's just made it. So I think...
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Max Mosley Source: Blackpool Gazette

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