Our manifold failings.
An example of manifold used as an adjective is the phrase manifold reasons for poverty which refers to the many diverse and complex situtions which cause poverty.
A manifold traitor.
A manifold villain.
To manifold a letter with carbon paper.
C1384 ... the manyfold grace of God. "” I Petre 4:10 (Wycliffe's Bible)
1611 The manifold wisdom of God. "” Ephesians 3:10. (w:King James Bible)
Origin of manifold
- Middle English from Old English manigfeald manig many many -feald, -fald -fold
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old English maniÄ¡feald (“manifold, various, varied, complicated, numerous, abundant, plural"), from Proto-Germanic *managaz (“many") + *-falÃ¾az (“-fold"), equivalent to many +"Ž -fold. Cognate with Middle High German manecvalt (“manifold"), Icelandic margfaldr (“multiple"). Compare also German mannigfaltig (“various"), Dutch menigvoudig (“various"), Danish mangfoldig (“diverse"), Swedish mÃ¥ngfaldig (“multiple, manifold, diverse").