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Definition something that was previously unknown (and typically surprising); or making such a thing known

Revelation as a proper noun refers to the last book of the Bible with visionary descriptions of the End of Days.
  • It was a revelation to me. Until they gave us those tests, I had no idea that I was better than most people at clerical accuracy.
revelation = something surprising and previously unknown
  • She addressed reporters after the revelation of her previous conviction.
  • revelation = learning of something that was previously kept secret
  • I was leaning toward voting for her, but her stance on education policy was a revelation to me.
  • revelation = something surprising and previously unknown
  • DANFORTH: And you thought to declare this revelation in the open court before the public?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • revelation = something previously unknown
  • Dill had seen Dracula, a revelation that moved Jem to eye him with the beginning of respect.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • revelation = something previously unknown
  • Dad had prayed and received a revelation: "There will be a conflict, a final struggle for the Holy Land," he'd said.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • revelation = something previously unknown
  • No comment seemed to be expected of us, and the class received these impressionistic revelations in silence.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • revelations = things previously unknown
  • Long after Dad had forgotten about the revelation in Isaiah, and Mother was again hefting plastic jugs of "Western Family 2%" into the fridge, I would remember the Weavers.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • revelation = something previously unknown
  • I didn't mind the cereal if I could soak it in milk, letting the cream gather up the grist and seep into the pellets, but since the revelation we'd been having it with water.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • revelation = something previously unknown
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Revelation. But it all falls between them. No bridges are formed. The water gets muddier. Solutions do not surface.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Instinct'—'Feeling'—'Revelation'—'Divine Intuition'—'Dialectic Materialism.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Attend our services, prayer meetings Thrice weekly Join us in the NEW REVELATION of the OLD TIME RELIGION!
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Revelation of that secret liberated emotion; those hurried outspoken words had made her throb and tremble and burn.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • So that by the Spirit is meant Inclination to Gods service; and not any supernaturall Revelation.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • One of his brother Masons had revealed to Pierre the following prophecy concerning Napoleon, drawn from the Revelation of St. John.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Revelation. She's not perfect. Recognize her limitations.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • Revelation eluded him now as it had eluded him when he had been sotted with sleep.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • No, those so-called verities of faith are only accessible through belief and the Christian Revelation.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World

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