Examples of enlightenment in a Sentence
the search for spiritual enlightenment
His comments failed to provide enlightenment.
the enlightenment of the public through education
Recent Examples of enlightenment from the Web
This holiday season, spread the gift of enlightenment with 10 items anyone will appreciate if they are fed up with the Trump administration and their divisive, oppressive tactics.
The women’s stories contradict the public image Simmons has cultivated as a yogi motivated by peace and enlightenment.
Who among us hasn’t looked up at least once, smartphone in hand, slightly dazed, only to discover that precious bundles of minutes or hours have somehow slithered by, lost to all eternity, usually in exchange for no discernable enlightenment at all?
And the ever-reliable Richard Jenkins is a standout in the role of Johnson’s N-word-spouting friend, Georgia Sen. Richard Russell Jr., whom the president tries to nudge toward enlightenment.
Father Laurentin was careful to acknowledge that claims of apparitions can flow from illuminism — a belief that one has attained a degree of enlightenment denied to most people — or madness.
Far from bringing enlightenment, social media have been spreading poison.
But, with a will, society can harness them and revive that early dream of enlightenment.
The Athena Leadership Award was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom, and enlightenment.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'enlightenment.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of enlightenment
ENLIGHTENMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enlightenment for English Language Learners
: the state of having knowledge or understanding : the act of giving someone knowledge or understanding
the Enlightenment : a movement of the 18th century that stressed the belief that science and logic give people more knowledge and understanding than tradition and religion
Buddhism : a final spiritual state marked by the absence of desire or suffering
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up enlightenment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).