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It’s also a shift that’s happening all over the tech landscape as companies — perhaps goaded by newfound enlightenment or, more likely, the prospect of government intervention — are being more assertive about what happens on their platforms.

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Similarly, early Americans had faith that a newly expanded print media would spread enlightenment.

His eventual enlightenment, however, is said to have involved recognition that all things are temporary, ever-changing, and impermanent.

A pandemic lockdown is not a sabbatical to finish your novel, or a monastic retreat to find enlightenment, or a visit to the spa so you can retool your diet and get into shape.

I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism.

In my search for answers about who I was, I pored over religious texts in search of enlightenment.

Two and a half millennia ago, Siddhartha Gautama sought enlightenment.

Everything in life, from governance to harvest to warfare, was suffused with sacred meaning until the advent of the Enlightenment.

I later read that to be fit for enlightenment, man must be fearless.

When he emerged from the Zen monastery on Mount Baldy, his enlightenment was followed with an all too worldly disaster.

Further enlightenment (as with men) comes through grace as soon as they become beati through turning to good.

He did talk the matter over with Deacon Pettybone, but got little enlightenment for his pains.

Flashes of recollection, enlightenment, and dismay succeeded one another in Roly's face.

The less enlightenment and reason men possess, the more zeal they exhibit for their religion.

We naturally look to our colleges for the evidences of learning, of enlightenment and culture.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to enlightenment, such as: awareness, civilization, insight, literacy, sophistication, and understanding.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.