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Definitions of revelation

  1. the revelations of Saint John the Divine in the New Testament
  2. the speech act of making something evident
  3. an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
  4. communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
  5. the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the apostle
  6. The act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them.
  7. That which is revealed.
  8. The act of revealing divine truth.
  9. That which is revealed by God to man; esp., the Bible.
  10. Specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse.
  11. The act of making known that which was secret; that which is made known; Revelation, the last book of the New Testament; the A pocalypse.
  12. The act of revealing or making known: that which is revealed: the revealing divine truth: that which is revealed by God to man: the Apocalypse or last book of the New Testament:- pl. unexpected and usually scandalous disclosures touching public and sometimes private affairs.
  13. Act of revealing; anything revealed; divine communication; last book of the New Testament.
  14. The act of revealing; that which is revealed.
  15. The Apocalypse.
  16. The act of revealing; that which is revealed; the act of revealing or that which is revealed on the part of God to man; the Apocalypse. See Reveal.
  17. The act of disclosing to others what was formerly unknown to them; the communication of truth by God to men; the Apocalypse.
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Quotes of revelation

  1. My work is to reach people with ideas, hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight, and revelation That's what an actor wants to do. – John Astin
  2. The Bible, as a revelation from God, was not designed to give us all the information we might desire, nor to solve all the questions about which the human soul is perplexed, but to impart enough to be a safe guide to the haven of eternal rest. – Albert Barnes
  3. Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo. – Karl Barth
  4. Designis a revelation to me. It's like taking something that is not alive and giving it form, shape, substance, and life. – Geoffrey Beene
  5. After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth. – John Biddle
  6. Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age. – Ambrose Bierce
  7. Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed. They are entirely different things. – Denis Diderot
  8. People talk about revelation and say it has ceased; but what ignorance it bespeaks, when man knows not the least thing on earth without revelation – Elias Hicks
  9. In a word, if any kind of slavery can be vindicated by the Holy Scriptures, we are already sure our making and holding the Negroes our slaves, as we do, cannot be vindicated by any thing we can find there, but is condemned by the whole of divine revelation – Samuel Hopkins
  10. When you read any great mystery, recorded in holy Writ, you are to prostrate your Reason to Divine Revelation – Thomas Ken
  11. I loved working with Valerie. That was the most wonderful revelation to find that when we are on a set and we're playing our roles, we're like separated twins. We can almost finish each other's dialogue. – Mary Tyler Moore
  12. In what way can a revelation be made but by miracles? In none which we are able to conceive. – William S. Paley
  13. Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John. – Boris Pasternak
  14. You make the movie through the cinematography- it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was like a huge revelation to me. – Nicolas Roeg
  15. What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking. – Voltaire

Usage examples for revelation

  1. What I meant was that I thought I had seen you before, but you are a new revelation every time I see you. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  2. " He was a revelation to me," said Willis long afterward. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  3. This revelation of her aunt's, however, put a different face upon his conduct. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  4. To Ted, on the other hand, the revelation of Hardy's feelings threw light on Audrey's conduct. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  5. She had been waiting for days with the revelation when he should make that old request. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  6. I settled down to pulling in good earnest after that rather startling revelation trying to hold the head of the skiff just enough to the left of the eye of the wind to give her a good shoot across the current. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  7. Smith used to have his little Revelation almost every day- sometimes two before dinner. – The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 4 by Charles Farrar Browne
  8. One revelation has been made to the Indian, another to the white man. – Canoeing in the wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
  9. He would not give way even before the memory of all that he had experienced, even before the return of his grandfather, even before the revelation toward which they walked. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  10. I will take care you lose nothing by your revelation – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  11. After that first glance he also carefully avoided the mirror which might work revelation to them as well as to himself. – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck
  12. What she had done filled him with dismay; but as a revelation of character it surprised him and set him to thinking. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  13. The revelation only added to the mystery. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  14. At this unexpected revelation Grace Carden kissed him, and wept on his shoulder. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  15. It may have been- I know not- that Isaac Worthington wondered at this revelation of the character of Jethro Bass, for it was a revelation – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. The look that he sent across the room to Jean was a revelation – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  17. He still refused to admit that the source of his uneasiness was that revelation set for Saturday night. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  18. The sense of his own beauty came on him like a revelation – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  19. I answered, If there is such a thing as divine revelation I know of nothing that comes nearer to my ideal of what it ought to be. – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  20. They are the self- revelation of the peasant soul. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham

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