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something that was previously unknown (and typically surprising); or making such a thing known
  • "How can you let Tantripp talk such gossip to you, Celia?" said Dorothea, indignantly, not the less angry because details asleep in her memory were now awakened to confirm the unwelcome revelation.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (25% in)
  • I suppose that is the reason why gems are used as spiritual emblems in the Revelation of St. John.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (6% in)
  • For to Dorothea, after that toy-box history of the world adapted to young ladies which had made the chief part of her education, Mr. Casaubon's talk about his great book was full of new vistas; and this sense of revelation, this surprise of a nearer introduction to Stoics and Alexandrians, as people who had ideas not totally unlike her own, kept in abeyance for the time her usual eagerness for a binding theory which could bring her own life and doctrine into strict connection with that...
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (70% in)
  • But let them conceive one more historical contrast: the gigantic broken revelations of that Imperial and Papal city thrust abruptly on the notions of a girl who had been brought up in English and Swiss Puritanism, fed on meagre Protestant histories and on art chiefly of the hand-screen sort; a girl whose ardent nature turned all her small allowance of knowledge into principles, fusing her actions into their mould, and whose quick emotions gave the most abstract things the quality of a...
    Book 2 — Old and Young (69% in)
  • He had gone to his father and told him one vexatious affair, and he had left another untold: in such cases the complete revelation always produces the impression of a previous duplicity.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (7% in)
  • Dorothea was led on to this bit of autobiography without any sense of making a revelation.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (39% in)
  • It had never before entered her mind that he could, under any circumstances, be her lover: conceive the effect of the sudden revelation that another had thought of him in that light—that perhaps he himself had been conscious of such a possibility,—and this with the hurrying, crowding vision of unfitting conditions, and questions not soon to be solved.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (59% in)
  • But she meant to point out to him that the revelation might do Fred Vincy a great deal of good.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (39% in)
  • Perhaps Lydgate and she had never felt so far off each other before; but there were strong reasons for not deferring his revelation, even if he had not already begun it by that abrupt announcement; indeed some of the angry desire to rouse her into more sensibility on his account which had prompted him to speak prematurely, still mingled with his pain in the prospect of her pain.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (57% in)
  • He was totally unprepared to have his advances met in this way, or to find himself urged into more revelation than he had beforehand set down as needful.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (87% in)
  • The habits of Lydgate's profession, his home preoccupation with scientific subjects, which seemed to her almost like a morbid vampire's taste, his peculiar views of things which had never entered into the dialogue of courtship—all these continually alienating influences, even without the fact of his having placed himself at a disadvantage in the town, and without that first shock of revelation about Dover's debt, would have made his presence dull to her.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (25% in)
  • Mr. Hawley was not slow to perceive that there was no handle for the law either in the revelations made by Raffles or in the circumstances of his death.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (86% in)
  • Poor Lydgate, his mind struggling under the terrible clutch of this revelation, was all the while morally forced to take Mr. Bulstrode to the Bank, send a man off for his carriage, and wait to accompany him home.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (99% in)
  • He felt that it was not for him to make the painful revelation.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (14% in)
  • "I thought it better to tell you that your name is mixed up with the disclosures," said Lydgate, who could understand better than most men how Ladislaw might be stung by the revelation.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (52% in)
  • To a creature of Will's susceptible temperament—without any neutral region of indifference in his nature, ready to turn everything that befell him into the collisions of a passionate drama—the revelation that Rosamond had made her happiness in any way dependent on him was a difficulty which his outburst of rage towards her had immeasurably increased for him.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (72% in)
  • Dorothea, busy in her boudoir, felt a glow of pleasure at the sight of her sister so soon after the revelation of her intended marriage.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (90% in)

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