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
My musical epiphany as a kid was hearing (Benny Goodman’s) 1938 Carnegie Hall concert album with Gene Krupa.
For me, there was no epiphany, no massive march or lightning bolt that told me now was my time to run.
The power of the boy’s epiphany lies not only in its clarity, but also in its futility.
For 19-year-old Nathan Blumenthal, reading Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead for the first time was nothing short of an epiphany.
In light of this epiphany, Akecheta redirected his efforts to waking other hosts to their existence, sharing the symbol with not only his own fellow members of Ghost Nation, but others in the park — including Maeve and Maeve's daughter.
Former jewelry designer Cecile Casablancas, (daughter of the late Elite model agency founder John Casablancas and sister of The Strokes’s Julian) had a career-changing epiphany a couple of summers ago.
Decades later, my private epiphany has grown into a matter of public urgency.
Pollan takes no credit for this epiphany, but rather traces it to the late 1930s and the work of Albert Hofmann.
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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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