manifest destiny noun, often capitalized M&D
: a future event that is sure to happen : a destiny that can be clearly seen and that cannot be changed
: a future event accepted as inevitable <in the mid-19th century expansion to the Pacific was regarded as the Manifest Destiny of the United States>; broadly : an ostensibly benevolent or necessary policy of imperialistic expansion
Examples of MANIFEST DESTINY
- They were living in a time when expansion to the Pacific was regarded by many people as the Manifest Destiny of the United States.
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