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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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something that was previously unknown (and typically surprising); or making such a thing known
  • It was a Russell's viper and it bit him while he was peeing under a tree; a later revelation was that the tree stood outside a whorehouse, where Harry had been waiting his turn.
    p. 131.4
  • It would be a better story, I think, if Mr. Fish had been killed by the diaper truck—but every study of the gods, of everyone's gods, is a revelation of vengeance toward the innocent.
    p. 9.4
  • Even if my father's identity and his story were painful to my mother—even if their relationship had been so sordid that any revelation of it would shed a continuous, unfavorable light upon both my parents—wasn't my mother being selfish not to tell me anything about my father?
    p. 12.1
  • Here was an ordained minister of the Congregational Church, a pastor and a spokesman for the faithful, telling me that the miracle of Owen Meany's voice speaking out in the vestry office—not to mention the forceful revelation of my mother's "murder weapon," the "instrument of death"—was not so much a demonstration of the power of God as it was an indication of the power of the subconscious; namely, the Rev. Mr. Merrill thought that bath of us had been "subconsciously motivated"—in my...
    p. 553.6

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