manyfold

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

many +‎ fold

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

manyfold (not comparable)

  1. By many times.
    • 1800, Henry Reed, Lectures on English History and Tragic Poetry, as Illustrated by Shakespeare
      The dramatic narrative of the close of Wolsey's life becomes manyfold more impressive from being told to the discrowned Queen Catherine.
    • 2007 March 13, Coleen Rowley, “FBI NSLs Up "Manyfold"--A Clarification”, in Huffington Post[1], retrieved 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.

Adjective[edit]

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”, in Gurney Journey[2], retrieved 2012-08-26:
      or even emcee a drawing jamboree amongst your manyfold adoring fans!