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
For Harrison, the epiphany was that the folks running rail yards knew far more about railroading than the bureaucrats at headquarters.
The University of Louisville linebacker, sidelined last December by a gunshot wound in the elbow, rejects the notion that a brush with danger must end with an epiphany.
That’s when Guajardo, a U.S. Army First Lieutenant from Flower Mound, Texas had an epiphany.
There is one scene in the first season when your character, Debbie, goes to a wrestling show for the first time and has this epiphany that pro wrestling is really just a soap opera.
For Gambetti, a neuropathologist, unraveling the mystery of that illness would become a scientific epiphany.
An epiphany led her from life on the streets in Over-the-Rhine to Hamilton County's Change Court.
The Marlins are hoping for a feel-good story of epiphany and resurrection of a pitcher whose game had slipped off the rails.
Unless that last at-bat was magic, some kind of epiphany, theeeeeeeee answer for his miserable offensive season, then Schwarber has the same problems in a different location, which isn’t a surprise.
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Origin and Etymology of epiphany
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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