revelation has definitions from the fields of psychology,New Testament,fine art,writing
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[ 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 .

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insight disclose

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[ 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 .

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[ noun ] communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency

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informing reveal

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[ 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
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