revelation

Definitions

  • Dad and the Anarchists Reveled Till Morning 188
    Dad and the Anarchists Reveled Till Morning 188
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n revelation an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
    • n Revelation the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    • n revelation communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
    • n revelation the speech act of making something evident
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, named in the Bible's Book of Revelation, are Conquest, Slaughter, Famine, and Death.
    • Revelation Specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse or Book of Revelation or The Revelation of Saint John.
    • Revelation (Theol) That which is revealed by God to man; esp., the Bible.
    • Revelation That which is revealed.
    • Revelation (Theol) The act of revealing divine truth.
    • Revelation The act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n revelation The act of revealing. The disclosing, discovering, or making known to others what was before unknown to them.
    • n revelation The act of revealing or communicating religious truth, especially by divine or supernatural means.
    • n revelation That which is revealed, disclosed, or made known; in theology, that disclosure which God makes of himself and of his will to his creatures.
    • n revelation More specifically Such disclosure, communicated by supernatural means, of truths which could not be ascertained by natural means; hence, as containing such revelation, the Bible. , Divine revelation may be afforded by any one of four media— nature
    • n revelation In metaphysics, immediate consciousness of something real and not phenomenal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Revelation rev-ē-lā′shun the act of revealing: that which is revealed: the revealing divine truth: that which is revealed by God to man: the Apocalypse or last book of the New Testament
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Quotations

  • Simone De Beauvoir
    Simone%20De%20Beauvoir
    “Since it is the Other within us who is old, it is natural that the revelation of our age should come to us from outside --from others. We do not accept it willingly.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry%20Wadsworth%20Longfellow
    “Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.”
  • William James
    William%20James
    “An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.”
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth%20Bowen
    “Intimacies between women go backwards, beginning with revelations and ending up in small talk without loss of esteem.”
  • Henry James
    Henry%20James
    “The terrible fluidity of self-revelation.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. révélation, L. revelatio,. See Reveal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. revelatiorevelāre, to reveal.

Usage

In literature:

The feast was ended, and the revel was about to begin.
"The Mummy and Miss Nitocris" by George Griffith
Revel was formerly an unimportant place, and the inhabitants wished to make it famous by building a church.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
There, in the solemn hush of her room, Rose's thoughtless words came back to her like a revelation.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
In proportion to the amount of divine revelation they had, and their obedience to it, they prospered.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
The need of a revelation had its starting-point in philosophy here.
"History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
You must read the "Revelations;" it is all explained.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
The revelations of the past, the sorrows of the present, were too much for her to bear, and she died.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865" by Various
I want you to revel in this happy time, this splendid, innocent, golden time.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The Old Testament contains the first revelations of God; the New Testament, the last revelations.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
All words seemed vain and sacrilegious after this sublimest language of revelation.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Bending before men is a reverence done to this Revelation in the Flesh.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
He seemed to be awaiting a revelation of things close at hand.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
A thousand revelations of character as well as of manners lay in that short evening's contact with cultivated and thoughtful people.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
I had listened with growing uneasiness to the Privy Councillor's revelations.
"The International Spy" by Allen Upward
I knew I was in the presence of revelation.
"A Cry in the Wilderness" by Mary E. Waller
Renan says he expressly rejected all supernatural revelation.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Strang felt his defeat very keenly and withdrew with a few of his followers who had entire belief in his revelations.
"A Child of the Sea; and Life Among the Mormons" by Elizabeth Whitney Williams
I am for old Hathaway's orchard and the cider revel.
"William Shakespeare as he lived." by Henry Curling
The accruing revelations of human origin were all that she could bear.
"She Buildeth Her House" by Will Comfort
Each man longs for a revelation of God; and each man longs for a revelation of himself.
"The Bible and Life" by Edwin Holt Hughes
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In poetry:

"But late the lord of many lands,
And now a grave is all:
My blood is warm upon his hands
Who revels in my hall.
"Night Scenes Of Other Times" by Joanna Baillie
At night he holds his revels
Just as a king might do–
But the ghostly mirth is silent,
The harp-song silent too!
"The King of Ireland's Cairn" by Anna Johnston MacManus
The feasts and revels of the year
Do ghosts remember long?
Even in memory come they here?
Listen, my Sailor's Song:
"Christmas Comes Again" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Dost deem the eternity to come
The secret will disclose at last
Whereunto an eternal past
Held lips to revelation dumb?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Then the moon, in all her pride,
Like a spirit glorified,
Filled and overflowed the night
With revelations of her light.
"Daylight And Moonlight. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To your prisons below,
Down you must go.
In hollow rocks your revels make,
Nor 'till I call your trembling dens forsake.
"Your Awful Voice" by Thomas Shadwell

In news:

It's a revelation, says Kenneth Baker.
The residents of a small town hole up in a diner while the world outside starts looking like the Book of Revelation in this new comedy from Cor Res Theatre.
Kill for Love, the Portland quartet's fourth full-length, is a revelation for its ability to wrap pop hooks in a cloak of detached melancholy.
It's no revelation that Oregon State has been wildly inconsistent this season at almost every position.
From trivial matters to border tension with Hugo Chávez, Cablegate was a mixed bag of revelations for Colombians.
Beyonce on stage at Ovation Hall for Revel's premiere.
The revelation comes as Wikimedia is staging a fundraising drive.
Revelations from criminal proceedings against Andy Coulson (L) and Rebekah Brooks may make David Cameron vulnerable ahead of general elections in 2015.
Pamplona, Spain, has the running of the bulls, while Los Alamitos revels in its own tradition: the running of the dachshunds.
Thank you for the Gazette's July 13 issue, which is a "keeper" because of the stunning revelations made by Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid, Ward 2, about behind-the-scenes shenanigans going on at City Hall.
They seem to revel in the sheer limitless possibilities of color and shape.
Anderson Cooper's Revelation: Will It Help Ratings.
Unrepentant and seemingly unconcerned, Lance Armstrong was going about his business as usual on Thursday as the cycling world was left reeling by the revelations about his alleged role as a doping ringleader.
'The Truth About Hillary': Many a Dubious Revelation.
Katrinella's marinara sauce a revelation.
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In science:

This corresponds to approximating the revelation process by a Poissonian random branching process.
A General Formalism for Inhomogeneous Random Graphs
Thus, the revelation of such a component can be described as a branching process, with properties depending on the specific model considered.
Random Graph Models with Hidden Color
However it could be a useful start to revelations in that context.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
N )]/2/[N (3 − δt,0)] has been obtained noticing that the revelant variable is approximatively given by t + p = n.
The influence of memory in deterministic walks in random media: analytical calculation within a mean field approximation
In practice, however, the assumptions underlying the revelation principle often fail: other equilibria may exist besides the truthful one, or computational limitations may interfere.
Simplicity-Expressiveness Tradeoffs in Mechanism Design
Related Work Several authors have criticized the revelation principle because it does not take computational aspects of mechanisms into account.
Simplicity-Expressiveness Tradeoffs in Mechanism Design
Direct revelation mechanisms typically have several equilibria, which might be more or less desirable from the point of view of the designer.
Simplicity-Expressiveness Tradeoffs in Mechanism Design
Computational criticisms of the revelation principle.
Simplicity-Expressiveness Tradeoffs in Mechanism Design
However, if the conditions (23) are not met then no viable gravity duals of the aforementioned physically revelant NFL systems may be found amongst the generalized family of metrics (5).
Searching for non-Fermi liquids under holographic light
In the last few years, one of the most exciting developments in this field is the revelation of its close relationship with 2–dimensional exactly sovable field theories, in particular 2–dimensional quantum gravity and string theory.
The generalized KP hierarchy
For example, if you already knew X was equal to 2, you would learn nothing, no information, from my revelation.
Quantum Computing
The prospects for further revelations from the details of the CMB are excellent.
Experimental CMB Status and Prospects: A Report from Snowmass 2001
There is a strong contrast in how we avoid circularity in mathematics and how nature revels in biological circularity.
Biologic
Truth revelation in approximately efficient combinatorial auctions.
Price of Anarchy for Greedy Auctions
By the revelation principle 3 , the restriction to direct mechanisms is without any loss of optimality.
Revenue Optimal Auction for Single-Minded Buyers
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