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revelation
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
something that was previously unknown — especially something that is surprising; or making such a thing known
  • And had he any right to ask her for a revelation of feelings which she had evidently intended to withhold from him?
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (41% in)
  • It was one of those moments of implicit revelation which will sometimes happen even between people who meet quite transiently,—on a mile's journey, perhaps, or when resting by the wayside.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (70% in)
  • The rush of conflicting feelings was too great for Maggie to say much when Lucy, with a face breathing playful joy, like one of Correggio's cherubs, poured forth her triumphant revelation; and Lucy could hardly be surprised that she could do little more than cry with gladness at the thought of her father's wish being fulfilled, and of Tom's getting the Mill again in reward for all his hard striving.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (83% in)
  • She had counted on this revelation as a great stroke of policy, which was to turn Tom's heart toward Philip at once, and, besides that, prove that the elder Wakem was ready to receive Maggie with all the honors of a daughter-in-law.
    6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (82% in)
  • It came with so overpowering a force,—it was such a new revelation to his spirit, of the depths in life that had lain beyond his vision, which he had fancied so keen and clear,—that he was unable to ask a question.
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (85% in)

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