revelation


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something disclosed, especially something not previously known or realized

Synonyms for revelation

an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency

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He has not the conviction, but the sight, that the best is the true, and may in that thought easily dismiss all particular uncertainties and fears, and adjourn to the sure revelation of time the solution of his private riddles.
Let man then learn the revelation of all nature and all thought to his heart; this, namely; that the Highest dwells with him; that the sources of nature are in his own mind, if the sentiment of duty is there.
Before the revelations of the soul, Time, Space and Nature shrink away.
The nature of these revelations is the same; they are perceptions of the absolute law.
Miss Garth's head drooped low over the mute revelation of Magdalen's return to her better self.
do you suppose that if I had made such a revelation to the king, I should have been alive now?
Aramis walked softly all round the room, satisfied himself that they were alone, and that all was silent, and then returned and placed himself close to the armchair in which Fouquet was seated, awaiting with the deepest anxiety the revelation he had to make.
The whole assembly were dumb with astonishment at the revelation and confession which had produced a catastrophe so different from that which had been expected during the last fortnight by the Parisian world.
Dunfer's drunken narrative with what I now sought, and only when I came into a clear space and stumbled over the level trunks of some small trees did I have the revelation.
But in the foamy confusion of their mixed and struggling hosts, the marksmen could not always hit their mark; and this brought about new revelations of the incredible ferocity of the foe.
Spiritual revelations were conceded to England at that favoured period, as at this.
45] However, this idealized community of matrilineal virtue is also embedded in an historical and political view of the Reformation, conventionally interpreted through Revelation and the glosses popularized by the Geneva Bible.
This transcendence relies on the transparency of revelation in the text and the assertion of this transparency's liberatory potential, regardless of whether or not such liberation is a term of approbation.
Reinhart links this problem with three other problems that he sees as closely related (whether "permitted" is an extrarevelational or revelational category, whether acts are intrinsically good or detestable and can be known to be such apart from revelation, and whether thanking the benefactor is an obligation knowable apart from revelation) and lumps the four together under the label "the before revelation complex.
While not disavowing the evidence, Merritt argues that the revelation poses dangers to the status of gay service personnel.