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  • We looked at each other and just laughed; everything was hysterically funny, even the playground slide was smiling at us, and at some point, deep in the night, when we were climbing on the jungle gym and showers of sparks were flying out of our mouths, I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.   (source)
    epiphany = sudden realization
  • It doesn't come in a flash, a sudden epiphany.   (source)
  • Stephen has an epiphany, a Joycean religio-aesthetic word for an awakening, of a wading girl, in which moment he experiences the sensation of beauty and harmony and radiance that convinces him he must be an artist.   (source)
  • Seeing this woman at the commissary, he finally went through a belated, dim-witted epiphany, not a brilliant light shining down from heaven, more like the brown glimmer of a half-dead flashlight from the top of a stepladder: Juanita hadn't really changed much at all since those days, just grown into herself.   (source)
  • Like an epiphany, it revealed the strange power of fast food in the new world order.   (source)
  • I had my laptop with me in that waiting room, and fueled by this epiphany, I quickly tapped out an email to the lecture organizers.   (source)
  • It was in Philadelphia in the mid-1980s that I had an epiphany.   (source)
  • Edward refused to let me go for a second, dragging me along with him as he hunted up Jasper and then Carlisle to tell them of my epiphany.   (source)
  • Later a minor epiphany was ours when we discovered that she had a dog tooth—a charming one to be sure—but a dog tooth nonetheless.   (source)
  • A slow awakening as opposed to an epiphany.   (source)
  • I had no epiphany, no singular revelation, no moment of truth, but a steady accumulation of a thousand slights, a thousand indignities, a thousand unremembered moments, produced in me an anger, a rebelliousness, a desire to fight the system that imprisoned my people.   (source)
  • A kind of epiphany filled her.   (source)
  • Actually my grades have been pretty good in them this year, but it isn't because I've had a sudden epiphany about proton-electron interaction.   (source)
  • There are no scenes, no breakdowns, no epiphanies.   (source)
    epiphanies = sudden realizations
  • A place riddled with epiphanies, that's what it was.   (source)
  • Having an epiphany.   (source)
    epiphany = sudden realization
  • As Janice brainstormed aloud how they would save their son, Larry had an epiphany.   (source)
  • Phil Ward, leaping out of the amtrac that also contained my father, had a similar epiphany: "We'd had live ammo training in Hawaii, so I was used to the sound of bullets, but suddenly I realized why this was different."   (source)
  • Our eyes locked in one of those shining moments of epiphany.   (source)
  • Now, it seemed she would only have a few seconds, and in that realization came her epiphany.   (source)
  • Well, so, from day one, we've had the funds to try to keep track of all promising research in every discipline, worldwide, that could conceivably lead to the epiphany we expect.   (source)
    epiphany = important and sudden realization
  • It was the letter I had tried but failed to write in the past, the kind that Noah had once suggested, and though I'd once found the very idea impossible, the epiphanies of the past year, and particularly the past week, lent my words an uncharacteristic grace.   (source)
    epiphanies = sudden realizations
  • Find someone else to endure your frivolous poppycock and threadbare 'epiphanies.'   (source)
    epiphanies = important and sudden realizations
  • He was still exhausting them, albeit from another continent, wandering around Europe and sending only the occasional e-mail detailing yet another epiphany concerning what he should do with his life, followed by a request for more money to put it into action.   (source)
    epiphany = sudden realization
  • Eastern scholars tried to understand the secrets of the sun's motion through meditation, epiphany, or even dreams.†   (source)
  • Tonight was the epiphany, the night when the Magi, the three wise men of legend, followed the stars to bring their treasures to baby Jesus.†   (source)
  • Toronto: February 1, 1987—the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany.†   (source)
  • She was saving it up for my Epiphany present, but she saw me so upset at Papa's funeral, she thought it would help me most now.†   (source)
  • Monday, January 6–Wednesday, January 8 Blomkvist kept reading until the small hours and did not get up until late on Epiphany Day.†   (source)
  • Repossessing it, he said that perhaps there had been an epiphany after all.   (source)
  • The epiphany was lost in low-key, exasperated anger.   (source)
  • "Your epiphany?" he asked, his voice uneven and strained.   (source)
  • That rattling, airborne tin can always seemed an improbable place for her epiphany.   (source)
  • The conviction of my epiphany was still strong.   (source)
  • —with enough of an upturn at the tail end to make it sound like surprise, or like what I said has triggered a minor epiphany in him.   (source)
  • For a moment, Langdon was back in Westminster Abbey, standing at Newton's pyramidical tomb, where he had experienced a similar epiphany.   (source)
  • I don't believe in epiphanies.   (source)
    epiphanies = sudden important realizations
  • That was the epiphany.   (source)
    epiphany = sudden realization
  • Subsequent to this epiphany, Stephen begins to ruminate on his namesake, the crafter of wings for escape from a different island, whom he comes to think of as "hawklike."   (source)
  • Closing Sohrab's door, I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded, not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.   (source)
  • That was an epiphany for me.   (source)
  • I think I'm having an epiphany here.   (source)
  • Pythagoras' equation (x2 + y2 = z2), formulated five centuries before Christ, was an epiphany.   (source)
    epiphany = important and sudden realization
  • These were the ceremonial clothes he wore only on Timkat, the day of the Epiphany.†   (source)
  • For the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany, Canon Mackie chose Matthew—those troublesome Beatitudes; at least, they always troubled Owen and me.†   (source)
  • This wonderful story is centered around a dinner party on the Feast of the Epiphany, the twelfth day of Christmas.†   (source)
  • They have gone to considerable expense on Epiphany, the second most important day of the Christmas season, the day the Christ child was revealed to the wise men.†   (source)
  • But then, one Epiphany, boxes of crayons and tablets of paper were distributed among the children, and it was discovered that some small, anonymous hand was capable of capturing likenesses, dotting vision into eyes and curling hair upon a head so you ached to touch it.†   (source)
  • It was the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, and the collect began with the words: O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of Eternal life.†   (source)
  • What put the "whole population of Paris in commotion," as Jehan de Troyes expresses it, on the sixth of January, was the double solemnity, united from time immemorial, of the Epiphany and the Feast of Fools.†   (source)
  • It was a grand farewell dinner, as he and Denisov were leaving to join their regiment after Epiphany.†   (source)
  • Remember your epiphanies written on green oval leaves, deeply deep, copies to be sent if you died to all the great libraries of the world, including Alexandria?   (source)
    epiphanies = sudden realizations
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