[ noun ] (psychology) an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
Used in print(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
`` A miracle , a revelation , it was like a curtain suddenly torn_away to reveal something nude '' .
The horrifying humor , the specifically sexual embarrassment of the joke gone_wrong , the monstrous image of the fat man dressed_up as a whore dressing_up as a baby ; the epiphany of that quivering flesh ; the bringing_together around it of the secret liaison between indolent , mindless sensuality and sharp , shrewd talent , cleverness with an occasional touch of genius ( which , however , does not know `` how to attack the problem of suffering '' ) ; the miraculous way in which music , revelation and death are associated in a single instant - all this seems a triumph of art , a rather desperate art , in itself ; beyond itself , also , it evokes numerous and distant resonances from the entire body of Mann 's work .
[ noun ] the speech act of making something evident
Used in print(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)
This nettled the children into the revelation of exact truth , a sacrifice of their secret superiority over grown people , but a victory in the wide fields of perpetration and illegitimate accomplishment .
[ noun ] (New Testament,fine art,writing) 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