• WordNet 3.6
    • n manifestation a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature) "there were violent demonstrations against the war"
    • n manifestation a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing "a manifestation of disease"
    • n manifestation expression without words "tears are an expression of grief","the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
    • n manifestation an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
    • n manifestation a clear appearance "a manifestation of great emotion"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The viscera of Japanese abalone can harbor a poisonous substance which causes a burning, stinging, prickling and itching over the entire body. It does not manifest itself until exposure to sunlight if eaten outdoors in sunlight, symptoms occur quickly and suddenly.
    • Manifestation That which manifests; a phenomenon which gives evidence of something hidden; exhibition; display; revelation; as, the manifestation of God's power in creation; the delayed manifestation of a disease. "The secret manner in which acts of mercy ought to be performed, requires this public manifestation of them at the great day."
    • Manifestation The act of manifesting or disclosing, or the state of being manifested; discovery to the eye or to the understanding.
    • Manifestation The materialization or apparition of a spirit; -- a phenomenon claimed to be seen by spiritualists.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manifestation The act of manifesting or disclosing what is secret, unseen, or obscure; a making evident to the eye or to the understanding; the exhibition of something by clear evidence; display; revelation: as, the manifestation of God's power in creation.
    • n manifestation That in or by which something is manifested or made apparent or known.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Manifestation act of disclosing what is dark or secret: that by which something is manifested or shown: display: revelation
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  • Eugene Ionesco
    “Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.”
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    “Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness; her state is like that in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene.”
  • Frederick Bailes
    Frederick Bailes
    “Man?s power of choice enables him to think like an angel or a devil, a king or a slave. Whatever he chooses, mind will create and manifest.”
  • Lao-Tzu
    “Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.”
  • Mary Baker Eddy
    “Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. manifestatio,: cf. F. manifestation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. manifestusmanus, the hand, -festus, pa.p. of obs. fendĕre, to dash against.


In literature:

In his will is his desire to do good especially manifested.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
But not until the year 1672 do we find manifestation of it such as history can recognize.
"A History of American Christianity" by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
The Holy Spirit in control, unhindered, unhampered, means power manifest in the life.
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
The kings of Ur would not have forfeited the protection of Sin, by any manifestation of preference for Shamash.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
The Christian life as here manifested is even in its highest forms manifestly incomplete.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
"Reincarnation" by Th. Pascal
It was manifestly prior both to Christianity and to Mithraism.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
The surprize manifested by Nicodemus was probably due, in part at least, to the universality of the requirement as announced by Christ.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
This characteristic had manifested itself in the removal of Abraham G. Lansing as treasurer of state.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
These colors reflect the mental (particularly the emotional) states of the person in whose aura they are manifested.
"The Human Aura" by Swami Panchadasi

In poetry:

Lo! wearied with the fruitless quest
Their shores invisible to mark,
We turn us to the outer Dark,
And gleaming suns far-manifest.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
It is upon this happy day
That Christians shou'd be blithe and gay,
And ev'ry hour thereof employ
To manifest their well-tim'd joy.
"A Hymn, Or Carol, For Christmas-Day" by Rees Prichard
Thus long ago was Christ's behest,
And the saving grace that His red wounds be,
Unto this king made manifest,
And all his land of Sicily.
"The Ballad Of Saint Vitus" by Lord Alfred Douglas
Where grows the rose of fadeless Grace?
Wherethrough the Spirit manifests
The fact of an immortal race,
The dream on which religion rests.
"Flowers" by Madison Julius Cawein
Eve. All manifest thy might,
Or Architect divine!
Adam. Dear partner, let us go
Where to invite our step
God's other wonders shine, a countless tribe.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 1. " by William Cowper
Hearts that are great are always lone,
They never will manifest their best;
Their greatest greatness is unknown --
Earth knows a little -- God, the rest.
"A Thought" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

Introduction Head lice are a universal human parasite affecting more than 100 million people worldwide annually, including up to 12 million manifestations in the United States.
The latest manifestation is the court's unwarranted intervention in Arizona's upcoming election.
Board of Trustees of Teachers Retirement System's finding that School District owed $53,705 employer contribution was against manifest weight of evidence.
K.Flay's hoping her adventurous spirit manifests equally intriguing music, but she's not doing it alone.
Manifest the Wisdom of the Pure Mind.
Manifest what you desire.
VOTE MANifest Honors for Black Male Achievement.
Friends of Moku'ula look to manifest vision.
Fit and finish was outstanding for a prototype homebuilt, but I've seen a half-dozen other Epics since then, and they've all manifested the same attention to detail.
As Americans prepare to choose a new president, it may seem a curious exercise to rehearse the manifest failures of the current one.
This manifestation of perceptive synthesis confirms Tino Sehgal's pictorial quest for an ecstatic and immediately communicable emotion.
When we commit ourselves to the American experiment we commit ourselves first to We, The People, and the public institutions that are the manifestations of our political commonwealth in our daily lives.
This idea manifests itself in many ways, including an emphasis on sexual freedom.
When commenting on the cases of public employees who have kept their jobs, not to mention their pay, pensions and perks, despite manifest evidence of wrongdoing, we've often asked one simple question.
Lyrics originate in unexpected places, expressions of the songwriter's personal experiences and memorable relationships, but what if a song was a manifestation of another life.

In science:

First we describe a Penrose limit of AdS5 × S 5 giving a pp-wave background with two manifest space-like isometries.
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
The light-cone Hamiltonian in the plane-wave coordinates (A.2) is ∆ − J , whereas in the coordinates (2.10) with a manifest isometry it is given by ∆ − 2JR .
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
As can be seen from the presence of the factor cos(2µy+ ) in the metric and sin(2µy+ ) in the Ramond-Ramond field strength, this pp-wave background is manifestly time-dependent.
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
These SFR peaks, if real, should also manifest themselves in peaks in the cluster formation rate.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
However, the percolation line in the supercritical phase (T > Tc , H > 0) was interpreted as a non-physical manifestation of these clusters.
Clusters in Simple Fluids