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Wondrous Words Wednesday

November 25, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

I found one new word in This is Your Life, Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison.

1. manifold – “Though the questions are manifold, and seem to multiply exponentially, Harriet begins to arrive, through the throng of complexities, at certain logical reckonings:  The long days at work.”

I’ve heard of an exhaust manifold in a car but I knew that wasn’t what the author meant here so I decided to look it up.  Manifold means many and various.  _____________________________________________________

What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2015 9:22 am

    I was close enough. I’m giving myself a 100% today!

  2. November 25, 2015 10:32 am

    I too knew exhaust manifold. And the definition you gave is understandable. I like it!

  3. November 25, 2015 11:00 am

    also thought it had to do with a car exhaust.

  4. November 25, 2015 11:39 am

    I knew this one!!! Yay, and Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy. 🙂

  5. November 25, 2015 12:40 pm

    I knew manifold as it relates to automobiles, but had to think about its other meaning. Great word, Kathy. Wishing you and yours a joyous Thanksgiving.

  6. November 25, 2015 12:56 pm

    No idea

  7. November 25, 2015 1:04 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    I also knew your word this week (in both contexts), however I did decide to check out the book where you found the word.

    I really can’t make my mind up whether the premise offers enough intrigue to take a punt on reading it, or not. I have in mind one story in particular, which I read a couple of years ago, where the main protagonists were all elderly people and I did find that book strangely alluring, with the quikiness very likeable.

    I may wait to see what your own thoughts about the book are, but thanks for sharing a fun few minutes.

    Happy Thanksgiving 🙂


  8. Patty permalink
    November 25, 2015 1:30 pm

    Hmmm…I can’t figure out how to use it in a sentence!

  9. November 25, 2015 2:31 pm

    Yes, I’ve heard my husband talk about the manifold on a car. Never heard it in this context. I like this Wondrous Words game we play every week just for words like this. Thanks, Kathy. Have a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.

  10. November 25, 2015 7:36 pm

    Kathy, I did know this word, but your post helped to reinforce my memory of it.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  11. bookingmama permalink
    December 1, 2015 7:31 am

    So funny! I am familiar with the word but had no idea it was a “car” word!

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