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
Closs said his epiphany came while joining much of the nation in witnessing history on Jan. 26, 1998.
My epiphany was that the event feels more traumatic because it has not been condemned outright on a national scale.
My epiphany happened on a blisteringly hot summer afternoon many, many years ago in Spain.
An epiphany of Hué turned up in John Olson's great photograph in Life, the wounded from Delta Company piled hurriedly on the tank.
But on Monday morning, fresh off a painful loss in Charlotte the night before, Vogel had an epiphany.
One hair epiphany for Fonda, another radical voice for womankind.
The narrative arc of the subprime scandal was such that any banker selling such bonds likely had an epiphany similar to Mangione's at some stage between 2006 and 2008.
An epiphany, one that never fails to elicit whoops and applause, follows.
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Origin and Etymology of epiphany
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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