manifest destiny


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

Full Definition of MANIFEST DESTINY

:  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

  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.

First Known Use of MANIFEST DESTINY

1845

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