Definition for epiphany

noun as in revelation

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She had an epiphany that day, deciding at 12 that her calling was not just to become No.

No flashes of insight, no grand epiphanies, just slow and steady deliberation over subtle details.

More often than not, I went out again after logging my daily practice hour because I’d had some epiphany I wanted to explore.

Every time I’ve had an epiphany I would see the number on a bus, or on the clock— just very interesting places.

He is a former oil and gas executive who nowadays leads a small nonprofit — the result of a personal epiphany — and is tackling global warming one well at a time.

Richard Kurin was a 19-year-old anthropology student in India when he experienced his material culture epiphany.

Zaks experienced an epiphany of sorts a couple years ago, when he was looking through a book of Tony Walton illustrations.

While watching The Ten Commandments on TV with their children for the umpteenth time, Burnett and Downey had an epiphany.

This was an epiphany, this was imprinted on you, you could do anything now.

The teenager went to rehab, and then went right back to using—until he had an epiphany.

Their escape was made at midnight on the eve of Epiphany, 1649, all the court following in great disorder.

Neophytes should therefore be baptized at Easter and Pentecost alone, never at Epiphany.

So careful is the poet to prepare both sides—the divine epiphany, and the mortal who is to behold it.

He thought the lessons of the Nativity and Epiphany came as a very wholesome corrective to these tendencies.

There is nothing of him now in Florence, save a few drawings in the Uffizi and an unfinished picture of the Epiphany.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to epiphany, such as: flash, insight, inspiration, realization, vision, and oracle.

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