manifestation \ ˌma-nə-fə-ˈstā-shən , -ˌfe-ˈstā- \ noun
1. a clear appearance
2. a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing
3. an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
4. expression without words
5. a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)
The word manifestation has appeared in 121 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Feb. 8 in “Monoliths Are Still Happening” by Daniel Victor:
Much like the coronavirus, monoliths refuse to be left behind in 2020.
The discovery of a new mysterious metal slab in Turkey on Friday was a throwback to a momentary craze from the olden days of November and December. Back then, a shiny, metal monolith appeared in the Utah desert without explanation, followed by copycats from California to Romania.
Perhaps art projects or perhaps the manifestation of pandemic-induced boredom, the monoliths captured the world’s attention for a fleeting moment. It remains unknown who created many of them, or why they were created, but they largely faded from cultural relevance as the world focused on other things, like the presidential transition, a coup in Myanmar or the Netflix show “Bridgerton.”
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