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used in The Scarlet Letter

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something that was previously unknown — especially something that is surprising; or making such a thing known
  • She was terrorstricken by the revelations that were thus made.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (86% in)
  • Some authors, indeed, do far more than this, and indulge themselves in such confidential depths of revelation as could fittingly be addressed only and exclusively to the one heart and mind of perfect sympathy; as if the printed book, thrown at large on the wide world, were certain to find out the divided segment of the writer's own nature, and complete his circle of existence by bringing him into communion with it.
    Introductory (1% in)
  • ...prominent characteristics of his own; if he have the power, which must be born with him, to bring his mind into such affinity with his patient's, that this last shall unawares have spoken what he imagines himself only to have thought; if such revelations be received without tumult, and acknowledged not so often by an uttered sympathy as by silence, an inarticulate breath, and here and there a word to indicate that all is understood; if to these qualifications of a confidant be joined...
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (64% in)
  • Then after long search into the minister's dim interior, and turning over many precious materials, in the shape of high aspirations for the welfare of his race, warm love of souls, pure sentiments, natural piety, strengthened by thought and study, and illuminated by revelation—all of which invaluable gold was perhaps no better than rubbish to the seeker—he would turn back, discouraged, and begin his quest towards another point.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (10% in)
  • No; these revelations, unless I greatly err, are meant merely to promote the intellectual satisfaction of all intelligent beings, who will stand waiting, on that day, to see the dark problem of this life made plain.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (27% in)
  • A revelation, he could almost say, had been granted to him.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (10% in)
  • Nothing was more common, in those days, than to interpret all meteoric appearances, and other natural phenomena that occurred with less regularity than the rise and set of sun and moon, as so many revelations from a supernatural source.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (67% in)
  • But what shall we say, when an individual discovers a revelation addressed to himself alone, on the same vast sheet of record.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (73% in)
  • All these giant trees and boulders of granite seemed intent on making a mystery of the course of this small brook; fearing, perhaps, that, with its never-ceasing loquacity, it should whisper tales out of the heart of the old forest whence it flowed, or mirror its revelations on the smooth surface of a pool.
    Chapter 16 -- A Forest Walk (66% in)
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (0% in)
  • But it were irreverent to describe that revelation.
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (84% in)
  • The angel and apostle of the coming revelation must be a woman, indeed, but lofty, pure, and beautiful, and wise; moreover, not through dusky grief, but the ethereal medium of joy; and showing how sacred love should make us happy, by the truest test of a life successful to such an end.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (91% in)

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