Examples of epiphany in a Sentence
- Invention has its own algorithm: genius, obsession, serendipity, and epiphany in some unknowable combination. —Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker, 12 May 2008
- One day, a New York composer met an expert on Asian domesticated elephants, and together they reached some sort of freakish epiphany and decided to see if elephants could learn to play music. —Jon Pareles, New York Times, 5 Jan. 2002
- One epiphany came when a dozen engineers in northern New Mexico saw a lone, fading Xerox paper carton bobbing in a swamp of old motor oil at the bottom of a pit. —Michelle Conlin, Business Week, 1 Nov. 1999
Seeing her father again when she was an adult was an epiphany that changed her whole view of her childhood.
Recent Examples of epiphany from the Web
After just two catches in 2016, Ratley had an epiphany.
Reading Giraffee125's thread was like having an epiphany.
In recent years, the broader business world has experienced a similar epiphany about the power of design to enrich products and experiences, connect with customers, and help companies accelerate growth.
Nature Pagoda may not seem at first much like a place for clay pot rice epiphany.
Father Couturier’s belief in art as an expression of the ineffable was the great epiphany to the de Menils.
Amsterdam brought him his first french fries with mayonnaise: an epiphany.
And in the end, there’s no writing-workshop epiphany, but rather that thrilling moment when the circles and arrows linking up the photographs thumbtacked to the squad-room wall form a previously unseen web of connection.
Men who have merely watched a video, or experienced a V.R. simulation without undergoing the embodiment process, report fewer such epiphanies.
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Origin and Etymology of epiphany
EPIPHANY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of epiphany for English Language Learners
Epiphany : a Christian festival held on January 6 in honor of the coming of the three kings to the infant Jesus Christ
: a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way
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