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
Tucked like a jewel into the mighty Himalayas, the mountain kingdom of Bhutan has rarely commanded the world’s gaze, its hillside monasteries and emerald valleys long known only to select travelers seeking adventure or enlightenment.
This enlightenment came about because the Boy Scouts –
As Woodstock did in its inaugural summer of ’69, the Lovelight Festival hopes to bring enlightenment and the arts to an aching country.
And in Descartes’ dark forest of metaphysical confusion, enlightenment comes only when sunbeams break through the canopy.
The challenge of his generation was the enlightenment which ensnared the Jewish people and caused rampant assimilation.
Yet Brady’s racial enlightenment never extended to giving a nonwhite a fair chance to defeat him in the First District.
So have Westerners seeking enlightenment, ever since the Beatles went in 1968 to study Transcendental Meditation with the late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Guénon thought that the way to bring about spiritual enlightenment was to convert small groups of elites who would go forth and spread his philosophy.
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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
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