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
That epiphany led to the creation of Balthazar Electriks Inc. in 1993.
In 1995, on a ski trip to Vermont, Tapper had an epiphany after reading a freelance article in The New Republic by Joshua and Eric Preven.
In a moving tribute to her mom, left on her voicemail, Lady Bird reaches an epiphany of self-discovery by speaking two simple words: thank you.
Long before my epiphany in Des Moines, back in 1859, a Harper’s Weekly cartoon depicted men cowering in a courtroom while suffragettes berated them.
There are some key differences between these epiphany tales.
The ordeal — getting injured, playing hurt and then fully recovering — led to an epiphany of gratitude for Palombizio.
Mugnaini, a California native, had her oven epiphany in Tuscany.
The experience led to an epiphany that inspired Wilder's dedication to the new program, as well as her work at Ark Animal Clinic.
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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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