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manifest destiny

noun, often capitalized M&D

Simple Definition of manifest destiny

  • : a future event that is sure to happen : a destiny that can be clearly seen and that cannot be changed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of manifest destiny

  1. :  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 in a sentence

  1. They were living in a time when expansion to the Pacific was regarded by many people as the Manifest Destiny of the United States.



1845

First Known Use of manifest destiny

1845


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