Phrases with "manifest"

Francis Bacon And it is manifest that this is so, because the new root is always found to be solid and succulent, the old withered and spongy. Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History by Francis Bacon

Thomas Hobbes The same is manifest by like arguments of the Book of Judges, 1. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

H. G. Wells She had an eyebrow like a quick stroke of a camel’s-hair brush, she had a glowing face, half childish imp, half woman, she had honest hazel eyes, a voice all music, a manifest decision of character. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Charles Dickens In both, there were several knots of loungers, squalid and miserable, but now with a manifest sense of power enthroned on their distress. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Henry James Rowland waited for him to manifest an interest in their discussion, but the statue seemed to fascinate him and he remained calmly heedless. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Wilkie Collins Once self-supported by conscience, once embarked on a career of manifest usefulness, the true Christian never yields. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Tobias Smolle Yet, though his capacity or inclination was unsuited for studies of this kind, he did not fail to manifest a perfect genius in the acquisition of other more profitable arts. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Bram Stoker So long ago as 1587, Don John de Castro had made a seemingly prophetic statement that Sebastian was alive and would manifest himself in due time. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

It soon became manifest that my opening and my general spaciousness of method bored my audiences a good deal. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Mr. Ramsay remarks that two of the Australian cuckoos, when they lay their eggs in an open nest, manifest a decided preference for nests containing eggs similar in colour to their own. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Her youth — her conscience, perhapsshrank in manifest distress from this inquisition. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Ralph Waldo Emerson There is in the action of his mind a long Atlantic roll not known except in deepest waters, and only lacking what ought to accompany such powers, a manifest centrality. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

To manifest vexation would have been to admit that he had been touched, like Hamlet, by a sword from which the button had been removed—the sword of ridicule. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Tobias Smolle So saying, he retired; and the challenger stayed some time in manifest agitation. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope It seemed to be manifest to her, from his present manner, that he would never ask the question again; but she was sure, let it be asked ever so often, that it could not be answered in any other way. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope To expect that Sir Thomas himself should, with his own breath and his own words, make the revelation either to his son or to his wife, was to expect a manifest impossibility. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser But life cannot exist on that diet alone, and so by degrees the difficulties had begun to manifest themselves. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

E. Phillips Oppenheim A certain aloofness, almost hauteur, about the lines of her mouth, creeping out even in her most careless tones, and plainly manifest in the carriage of her head, was absent. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

H. G. Wells From such classes of patriots by metier, it is manifest that the Open Conspiracy can expect only opposition. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

The whole procedure was a mystery to everybody except the guilty Puddock, who changed colour, and in manifest perturbation, skipped to his side. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry Fielding Now to deny a man the preferment which he merits, and to give it to another man who doth not merit it, is a manifest act of injustice, and is consequently inconsistent with both honour and honesty. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Through a manifest interposition of Divine Providence I was spared, though all my companions perished miserably in the waves that had crushed the ship among the rocks. The Land Beyond the Blow by Ambrose Bierce

Francis Bacon Again, the teeth of land animals and the beaks of birds are conformable instances; from which it is manifest that in all perfect animals there is a determination of some hard substance to the mouth. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Anthony Trollope He walked rapidly, with his nose in the air, as though it was a manifest duty, now that he found himself in the country, to get over as much ground as possible, and to refresh his lungs thoroughly. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

H. G. Wells What is so manifest to-day was certainly not manifest to anyone in 1887 with the same clearness and completeness. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Maria Edgeworth But, indeed, I never could have prepared myself for the strange manner in which this lady thought proper to manifest her anger this day at dinner, before a large company. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing From your own lips it is manifest that you had not even sound assurance of the guilt you professed to punish. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

H. G. Wells It became more and more manifest to him that it wasn’t. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell Bell longed to send Kester down into Monkshaven as a sort of spy to see how the land lay; but she dared not manifest her anxiety to her husband, and could not see Kester alone. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Abraham Merri He was of the opinion that their study of my palms, and their manifest approval of what they had discovered there, clinched the matter. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

It is, however, manifest that the fact of the eggs being protected or unprotected by the parents, has had little or no influence on the differences in colour between the sexes. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells They manifest streams of tendency in the social brain, systems of ideas at a point of maximum effectiveness. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Theodore Dreiser They manifest in some ways all the externals or earmarks of their professional traditions, and yet are as sounding brass and tinkling cymbals. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

On the whole we may say that his manner, with certain manifest faults, is not unworthy of his matter, and the praise is great. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

R. D. Blackmore Signs of a well-suppressed activity are manifest to an experienced eye like mine. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Rafael Sabatini He grew nervous and would start up at the least sound, and he went now in a perpetual mistrust of Oliver, which became manifest in a curious petulance of which there were outbursts at odd times. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Robert Louis Stevenson By a manifest providence the Hermitage was nearly at an end. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

Isabella Bird Seven times they were taken into Faraidan, eighty miles from Julfa, and as often returned, and their manifest predilection was at last rewarded by a rest of centuries. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Gissing Towards half-past three, signs of abatement began to manifest themselves; by four o’clock several guests were fast asleep, either on the floor or on chairs. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Gissing On the return at sunset, Miriam and Reuben had a long talk together, in which it was made manifest that the “plans” were just as vague as ever. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

We have made manifest the signs unto a people that are sure. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Thomas Hobbes It is manifest therefore that the right which the Commonwealth (that is, he or they that represent it) hath to punish is not grounded on any concession or gift of the subjects. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Anna Katherine Green Isn’t that it?” Deborah Scoville lifted her eyes in manifest distress and fixed them deprecatingly upon her interrogator. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Goldwin Smith Though Cowper kept a note-book for subjects, which no doubt were scarce with him, it is manifest that he did not premeditate. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Rudyard Kipling And on his way home he was hailed from behind a hedge by a manifest idiot with no roof to his mouth, who hallooed and danced round him. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Mark Twain True, he had the manifest sympathy of the house but he had the house’s silence, too, which was even worse than its sympathy. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Bram Stoker True, the utter ruin of the house was made even more manifest in the searching daylight; but the more appalling destruction which lay beneath was not visible. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Bram Stoker It will be necessary to consider these separately for manifest reasons. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Anthony Trollope Bagwax, who was twenty years his junior, had with manifest effects, added a happy drop of turpentine to the stamping-oil — and in doing so had broken Curlydown’s heart. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain For a time the girl refused to notice; but her human curiosity presently began to manifest itself by hardly perceptible signs. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

A feature is shown, a manifest allusion made, and then the poet starts off in other directions, to confuse and perplex all attempts at interpretation, which might be too particular and too certain. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Anthony Trollope It is manifest that that silly fool intended that she should be so. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Verily, we are about to send down upon the people of this city a horror from heaven, for that they have sinned; and we have left therefrom a manifest sign unto a people who have sense. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

John Morley To have a conception of perfect goodness was a manifest convenience in confronting men who were to be proved masters of badness. Voltaire by John Morley

George Gissing Though not a fluent talker, he fell at once into a strain of agreeable chat on subjects which seemed likely to be of interest; his success was soon manifest in the change of Lilian’s countenance. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells He displayed a manifest handsomeness somewhat weakened by disregard and disuse, a large moustache and a narrow high forehead. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Gaston Leroux I locked my door and, with tears in my eyes, besought it, if it were still alive, to manifest itself to me. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

H. G. Wells Inventiveness had never been so manifest as it was today. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

H. G. Wells The desirability of getting everyone under orders, under oath, and subject to prompt disciplinary measures, became more and more manifest to governments. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

George Gissing The result is a species of shock to the system, sure to manifest itself before long in one or other form of debility. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Thomas Hobbes And from hence it is manifest that there neither is, nor can be, any image made of a thing invisible. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Anthony Trollope No one has been placed by me in a position to make such a suggestion to you without manifest impropriety. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It was very manifest that Aunt Emmeline wanted to have something done. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It was soon manifest to Caldigate and Dick Shand that they would have been very much astray without a ‘boss’ to direct them. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith And it was likewise manifest that she listened to them. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

But critics will admit the manifest impossibility of bringing together in one volume all the famous examples of the art. The Imperishable Ghost by Dorothy Scarborough [1921]

Percy Bysshe Shelley It was not until the eleventh century that the effects of the poetry of the Christian and chivalric systems began to manifest themselves. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Thomas Hobbes For seeing Adam and Eve, if they had not sinned, had lived on earth eternally in their individual persons, it is manifest they should not continually have procreated their kind. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes That their preaching also after his ascension was the same is manifest out of the Acts, 17. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Rudyard Kipling A fool’s war from first to last; for it is manifest that he who fights should be hung if he fights with a gun in one hand and a purwana in the other, as did all these people. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

George Gissing Now, he began to wonder whether Mrs. Toplady’s favour would be likely to manifest itself in any still more practical way; but of this his reflection offered him no assurance. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Abraham Merri His unease was manifest and held, it seemed to me, a queer, furtive anxiety. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

F. Scott Fitzgerald His manifest despair shamed her and she tried to justify herself. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Behold, how they devise against God a lie, and that is manifest sin enough. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Anthony Trollope They do not become so manifest to those to whom the wealth falls — at any rate, not in early life — as to the opposite party. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Abraham Merri She examined me, my clothes and boots, in manifest perplexity; she glanced at Jim, nodded, as though to say there was nothing in him to be disturbed about; then turned back to me, studying me. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Olaf Stapledon The Chinaman who had ‘run amok’ did but manifest an impulse which was latent in all his race, and indeed in all mankind, though with less dramatic expression. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

She sank back in her seat and a blush of manifest confusion suffused her cheeks. A Difficult Problem by Anna Katharine Green

We do not suffer so abject slavery to the definite article as the French, but neither do we manifest their spirit of rebellion by sometimes cutting off the oppressor’s tail. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

Anthony Trollope It was quite manifest from his manner that he did not in the least doubt the nature of the reply which he would receive. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It was his manifest duty as one of the community, and more especially so as a member of Parliament, to have reported all the circumstances at once to the police. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Rud saw two manifest newspaper men making notes. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

I have for that body, of which one hears mostly in connection with tariffs, as much reverence as the best of Americans. To manifest more or less would be an impertinence in a stranger. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

My manifest blunder is that I, who was several years older than she, much subtler and in many ways wiser, never in any measure sought to guide and control her. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

John Locke And hence it is that in disputes and reasonings concerning eternity, or any other infinite, we are very apt to blunder, and involve ourselves in manifest absurdities. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Jeremy Bentham It is manifest that the stronger and more numerous a man’s connexions in the way of sympathy are, the stronger is the hold which the law has upon him. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Anthony Trollope There had been a manifest intention that it should be so. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon Merged in the unified whole of the organism they are able to manifest potentialities which elsewhere they cannot manifest at all. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

George Meredith Her manifest disdain at his last speech, said as much to everybody present. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Francis Bacon For if things be so, it is manifest that that motion of rotation is not limited to heavenly bodies, but is shared also by air and water. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Thomas Hobbes Therefore it is manifest that by the institution of monarchy, the disposing of the successor is always left to the judgement and will of the present possessor. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

So people were not quite sure whether Mr. Twyne was telling lies or truth, and the principal fact that corroborated his story was Sir Bale’s manifest hatred of his secretary. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

E. F. Benson Rapidly she turned the leaves, and there manifest at last was the pearl of great price, lobster à la Riseholme. It began with the luscious words, ‘Take two hen lobsters. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Francis Bacon But yet without praying in aid of alchemists, there is a manifest image of this, in the ordinary course of nature. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Jules Verne Regarding the two wayfarers with manifest uneasiness, the beast took up its position at the foot of a rock, more than thirty feet in height. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

H. G. Wells He was urged in leading articles that would have been fulsome had they referred to any mere mortal leader, to conduct his manifest mission of control and suppression fearlessly and speedily. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Anthony Trollope It was therefore manifest enough that her business was of importance. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Rafael Sabatini To all she was alike gracious, until in the end, inevitably, she came to manifest to one a special favour. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Anthony Trollope But we must go back a little, and it shall be but a little, for a difficulty begins to make itself manifest in the necessity of disposing of all our friends in the small remainder of this one volume. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Buckland Warricombe was probably the only collegian who disdained to manifest approval in any way. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

G. K. Chesterton It was a manifest if melancholy truth that the architect was an artist. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Anthony Trollope A breakfast-cup was brought to him, and a few drops were put into his mouth; but he soon made it manifest that he would take nothing more of a description so perfectly innocent. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

The entire absence of every means of improvement, and effectual study, is unquestionably the cause why those who manifest this devotion cannot advance farther. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

How unconscious, at the same time, this waking must have been is manifest from what little is known concerning the course of both his personal and his literary life during the next few years. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

We hope the truth of this saying will be manifest in the present article. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Jules Verne Strange symptoms were manifest in the air; the fog suddenly rent like a curtain torn by the wind; and for an instant, like a flash of lightning, an immense column of flame was seen on the horizon. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Goldwin Smith Some fickle creatures boast a soul True as a needle to the pole, Their humour yet so various— They manifest their whole life through The needle’s deviations too, Their love is so precarious. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Anthony Trollope That he had lived a life of sin — that he and she had continued in one great falsehood — is manifest enough. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Abraham Merri The Spirit of the Void in which burn these suns should be too vast to shrink itself to such littleness as that which, in a little temple in this little comer of all earth, makes itself manifest to us. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells Pefore you leafe this ship again they will be manifest to all ze worldt. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

George Meredith Georgiana laid her finger severely upon Wilfrid’s manifest faults; and, in fine, she spoke a great deal of the common sense that the situation demanded. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

It is manifest that it strongly affects and changes the nature of the iron, because the presence of a loadstone attracts the iron to itself with an altogether wonderful readiness. On the Magnet by William Gilber

That the Pleuronectidae are admirably adapted by their flattened and asymmetrical structure for their habits of life, is manifest from several species, such as soles, flounders, &c. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Olive Schreiner It is when this point has been reached, and never before, that the symptoms of female parasitism have in the past almost invariably tended to manifest themselves, and have become a social danger. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

Henry James It ended in fact by being quite beautiful between them, the number of things they had a manifest consciousness of not saying. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

He thought he lived in a country where turkeys were the ruling class, and every year they held a feast to manifest their sense of Heaven’s goodness in sparing their lives to kill them later. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

Anne Bronte But don’t be afraid, Gilbert,’ she added, smiling sadly at my manifest discomposure; ‘there is little chance of my forgetting you. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

John Galsworthy It is manifest to me that by his letter of May 20 he assented to a very clear proposition, by the terms of which he must be held to be bound. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

I was the one to do that,” she added, controlling her aversion with manifest effort. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

John Lewis Burckhard The slaves, nevertheless, whether from strength of mind, or from a brutal apathy, manifest the same propensity to mirth and frolic. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

George Gissing The trunk need not be manifest in the lower part of the house, but I should prefer to have it so; I am a tree-worshipper; it should be as the visible presence of a household god. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Anthony Trollope That Verres, hog as he is described to have been, had a passion for these things, is manifest to us. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Anthony Trollope But when a man such as you, has shown himself to be necessary, as long as health and age permit, he cannot recede without breach of manifest duty. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

There are many instances of the compact-ghost, the spirit who returns just after death in accordance with a promise made in life, to manifest himself to some friend or to some skeptic. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

By the time I came up, the fright experienced by the spectators of this ghostly exhibition, began to manifest itself in the flight of some, and the close huddling together of the rest. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Thomas Hobbes And first it is manifest that law in general is not counsel, but command; nor a command of any man to any man, but only of him whose command is addressed to one formerly obliged to obey him. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Then she owned to him with manifest reluctance that Alfred had taken advantage of her kindness, her indiscretion, in walking alone with him, and made passionate love to her. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Tobias Smolle His nerves were too much overpowered by this sudden recognition, to manifest the sensation of his soul by external signs. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

George Gissing A spectator might have observed that this worship was manifest to Mr. Jacks, and that it by no means displeased him. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Gissing In boyhood and early manhood the exuberance of his physical power was wont to manifest itself in brutal self-assertion. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

George Gissing Of course she wore the garb of mourning, and its effect was to emphasise the maturing change manifest in her features. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Sigmund Freud We develop the solution of the dream from this latent content, and not from the manifest dream-content. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells But now the French troops began to manifest a livelier intelligence. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H. G. Wells By which it is manifest that he was still only very partially grown-up. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

These old methods being difficult, therefore let people hold on to these: manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. Tao Te Ching by Lao tzu

Of course it is manifest that my liaison with Mrs. Mayhew had little or nothing to do with love. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Anthony Trollope It is manifest that dearer rates for one class would allow of cheaper rates for the other; and that in this manner general traveling would be encouraged and increased. North America by Anthony Trollope

It is manifest in certain cases of pregnancy, when the constitution loses its balance, and the appetite becomes diseased. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

He had caught at every hope; and when the evidence of his misfortune was stronger than hope, he tried not to believe the manifest thing. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

If no improvement, however, is manifest before Saturday, we understand it is the intention of Dr. Bunions to perform a cranial operation then, in the hope of restoring Mr. Twiggs to consciousness. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Abraham Merri Let Khalk’ru make himself manifest in the form of his symbol and take what was offered him as evidence he had listened and consented. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells Let them consider at first, he said, the position and the manifest dangers and destinies of this dear England of ours and its Empire to which they were all devoted. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Tobias Smolle Though no person would presume to affront this noble graduate with a fee, they did not fail to manifest their gratitude by some more valuable present. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Among the former it is manifest chiefly in insensibility to the sufferings of others; in the latter it appears as a passion, the indulgence of which causes intense pleasure. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Bram Stoker When her old self can be manifest without any controlling force subduing or restraining her, or inciting her to action. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Anthony Trollope The man had been making love to his cousin after his engagement to Lucy. And then, was it not quite manifest that he was neglecting poor Lucy in every way? He had not seen her for nearly six months. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

There was nothing manifest but a sort of cheerful purpose to live up to that military ideal of duty which is so much nobler than the civil ideal of self-interest. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope It was now manifest to her that she could have her husband, or her revenge, just as she might prefer. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser A sudden slump in their social significance began to manifest itself, though not so swiftly but what for the time being it was slightly deceptive. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling It would ha’ been a flyin’ in the face o’ manifest Providence to overlook the invitation. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

But as he deliberately provoked these assaults, and never missed a chance of effective retort, it is difficult to sympathise with him on any ground but his manifest delight in the strife of tongues. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

But in no way did the apparition of Silas Deemer manifest an interest in what was going on. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

The cause of the anticipated catastrophe he found in the division, or absence of concord and love, manifest in the condition of things around. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Anthony Trollope How he did it, with what assistance, sitting at what writing-table, dressed in what robes, with what surroundings of archives and red tape, I cannot make manifest to myself. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

H. G. Wells Even in the war-torn seventeenth century the general stream of life went on without any manifest soldiering. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

George Meredith Van Diemen looked worn, like a man who has been feeding mainly on his reflections, which was manifest in his few melancholy bits of speech. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Anthony Trollope Mr Turnbull, and the cheap press, and the rising spirit of the loudest among the people, made it manifest that something must be conceded. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Here, too, it will be manifest there is scope for novels and the drama of life. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Louis Pasteur By evening a tolerably active fermentation had begun to manifest itself. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

H. G. Wells But it is manifest I still live, I live and work and feel and share beauty. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Walter Scott But Julian’s thoughts were too much bent on other topics to manifest any alarm. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Verily, those who hide what we have revealed of manifest signs and of guidance after we have manifested it to men in the Book, them God shall curse, and those who curse shall curse them too. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Francis Bacon These mixtures, so far as relates to tangible elements, are made manifest to the sense by artificial and skillful separations. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

They were not so scrupulous, however, as to manifest any delicacy in appropriating to themselves the donative, a small part of which was to find its way into the royal coffers. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

George Gissing Whenever strong feeling was active in her, she could not but manifest it in motion unlike that of ordinary women. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

H. G. Wells She was delighted but also she was a little alarmed at her husband’s fall into violent self-criticism and his manifest resolve to think things out for himself. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

But it was not on my manifest disinclination that Raffles fastened. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Most manifest facts and stern realities dissipated, in an hour when they little thought of it, such a fond delusion. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Francis Bacon And of this a manifest example is exhibited in pain. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Arnold Bennett By the way, he had not told Maggie. It was like her to manifest no immediate curiosity, to be content to wait . Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Algernon Blackwood Electricity might as well try to manifest itself through a gas-pipe, or music through a stone. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anthony Trollope The intense interest which Cicero threw into his work is as manifest in these agrarian orations as in those subsequently made as to the Catiline conspiracy. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Charles Dickens To suppose the family groups of whom the majority of emigrants were composed, polygamically possessed, would be to suppose an absurdity, manifest to any one who saw the fathers and mothers. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

All labors, even that of reading, were now performed slowly, and with manifest effort; and those which cost him any bodily exertion became very exhausting to him. The Last Days of Immanuel Kant by Thomas De Quincey [1827]

Sigmund Freud Here again it transforms a part of the latent content into a manifest form. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells I can fancy he winces with a twinge of sympathetic understanding at my manifest inferiority. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

It was very manifest that in spite of Wardenham and the EXPURGATOR, we should come into the new Government strongly. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Tobias Smolle The combatants, being locked up together, began to ply their engines with great fury, and it was not long before Captain Minikin perceived he had a manifest advantage over his antagonist. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope She was full of regret, declaring to herself from morning to night that, in spite of all his manifest wickedness in having talked of Boulogne, she never could care at all for any other man. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope When in the performance of a manifest duty we endeavoured to separate you till after the trial, you succeeded in thwarting us by your influence. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle An elderly manservant, as manifest a Cockney as his master, waited upon me, while my uncle, sitting in a corner, asked me many questions as to my mother and myself. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

H. G. Wells This darkling mood of his had only become manifest to her during the last three or four years of their life. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Chrysippus also acknowledges this difference, as is manifest from his Third Book of Good Things. For he dissents from those who make science the end, and sets it down. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Thomas Hobbes For he that pretendeth a right of nature to preserve his own body, cannot pretend a right of nature to destroy him by whose strength he is preserved: it is a manifest contradiction of himself. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

George Gissing In spite of his still worn look, health was manifest in the upright vigour of his form, and in his eyes gleamed the untroubled joy of existence. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

This etherealized machinery is manifest in modern fiction as well as the diabolic constructions that wreck and ruin. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Now it is manifest that astringents are contrary to putrefying, and healing to corrupting qualities. Symposiacs by Plutarch

George Gissing For all that, he felt that he was not as near to her now as he had been on certain evenings in London, when his arrival was to her a manifest pleasure, and their talk unflagging from hour to hour. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Anthony Trollope It had been only too manifest during the last year of their married life that she had felt horror rather than love towards him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Of course I did not repeat my folly of uncovering, nor venture by even so much as too long a look to manifest an interest in her; yet my heart was beating audibly. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Philip Sidney By these, therefore, examples and reasons, I think it may be manifest that the poet, with that same hand of delight, doth draw the mind more effectually than any other art doth. A Defence of Poesie by Philip Sidney

H. G. Wells Since I began to sit up and take notice again, it’s become more and more manifest how widespread this sort of thing is. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Bram Stoker Even when Adam took from his pocket Lady Arabella’s letter, with the manifest intention of reading it, he did not make any comment. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

H. G. Wells One manifest deficiency in my schooling came to light at the mere suggestion that I should be a chemist. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

It stole in behind my back, and once inside the room, had me all to itself, and could manifest itself convincingly. Memories and Studies by William James

Anthony Trollope It was sufficiently manifest to him that the world expected him to do so, and that the world was already a little disposed to find fault with the slowness of his proceedings. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

It is needless to remark that these commentaries are distinguished by sound, clear sense, and by a manifest spirit of candour and fairness. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

H. G. Wells He regards it as manifest Fact in the life about him. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope It is manifest that he sympathized with the later conspiracy, though it may be doubted whether he himself had ever been a party to it. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Anthony Trollope But they, too, are known; and though the nature of their delight is a mystery to straight-going men, it is manifest enough, that they do like it. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope