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Definition Christianity:  the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel that she would bear Jesus
  • Annunciation is celebrated on March 25, nine months before Christmas.
  • Gabriel is the angel most often painted — and typically to depict the Annunciation.
  • Isaac looked a little blank at this annunciation.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Erbug, The Annunciation, it's called.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • It chanced that, in the year of grace 1482, Annunciation Day fell on Tuesday, the twenty-fifth of March.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Quivering as at some "annunciation", she went slowly forward.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Legend on the screen: "Annunciation."
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • As it says in a liturgy for the Feast of the Annunciation, Adam tried to be like God and failed, but now God was made man so that Adam should be made God.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • His figured panoply of death looked more like a disguise assumed in mockery than a fierce annunciation of a desire to carry destruction in his footsteps.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • This annunciation excited great commotion among the different sectaries.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Where the sequence failed, as in the Annunciation, the Curator supplied it from his mound of books—French and German, with photographs and reproductions.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • For the satisfaction of the reader, we stop to say that it is the twenty-first day of March, nearly three years after the annunciation of the Christ at Bethabara.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • The brazen triumphant hymnody poured out of the ether, hosannas, bleats of rams, angelic annunciations—making Sophie think of all the unborn mornings of her life.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • The Illustrated Man, stripped to the waist, all nightmare viper, sabertooth, libidinous ape, clotted vulture, all salmon-sulphur sky rose up with annunciations: "The last free event this evening!
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • I attended Catholic schools with mystical names like the Infant of Prague and the Annunciation, as Dad transferred from Marine base to desolate Marine base, or when we retired to my mother's family home in Atlanta when the nation called my father to war.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Ever since then, all the most important events in his own history had occurred in the blessed month when this sinful and sullied world puts on white as if to commemorate the Annunciation, and becomes, for a little, lovely enough to be in truth the Bride of Christ.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Accordingly, this alarming annunciation was received, as Magua intended, with manifest disapprobation, if not with alarm.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Another silence succeeded this annunciation of the character Duncan had assumed.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Come, work now, 'tis the Feast of the Annunciation.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • At this sudden and unexpected annunciation, a low, fierce yell ran through the multitude, that might not inaptly be compared to the growl of the lion, as his choler is first awakened—a fearful omen of the weight of his future anger.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans

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