revelatory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj revelatory prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
    • adj revelatory (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly "actions indicative of fear"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • revelatory Having the nature or character of a revelation.
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Usage

In literature:

His fears were self-revelatory.
"The Sea-Hawk" by Raphael Sabatini
There came a self-revelatory flash.
"Simon the Jester" by William J. Locke
Delsarte did not escape this debt of revelatory genius.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
A similar difference exists between the august Truth of tragedy and the less revelatory truthfulness of melodrama.
"The Theory of the Theatre" by Clayton Hamilton
Many other of his remarks were almost equally revelatory.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
They are at once dramatic and revelatory.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
A young girl's canines are self-revelatory in this respect.
"Too Old for Dolls" by Anthony Mario Ludovici
His speakers are self-revelatory: expressive of temperament, emotion, reflection.
"Francis Beaumont: Dramatist" by Charles Mills Gayley
Only if the people are of the simplest and most self-revelatory kind.
"Dramatic Technique" by George Pierce Baker
All expression is self-revelatory.
"The Letters of a Post-Impressionist" by Vincent Van Gogh
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In news:

A Live-TV Experiment That Will No Doubt Be As Revelatory As "The Mystery Of Al Capone 's Vault".
A revelatory evening at the Doubletree .
Englander has been great pretty much since he started publishing, but this latest collection of short stories is revelatory, immediate, and at times, uncomfortably close.
Jennifer LAwrence gives a revelatory performance in the indie drama 'Winter's Bone'.
Mitt Romney's revelatory 'binders full of women.
Fundraising events prove revelatory .
North Augusta episode of 'My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding' was most ' revelatory ,' producer says.
A Live-TV Experiment That Will No Doubt Be As Revelatory As "The Mystery Of Al Capone's Vault".
Revelatory music video relies on 'crowdsourced' contributions.
As I experienced the revelatory 2003 indie "Thirteen" for the first time, I was in awe of the painfully accurate script and career defining performance from Evan Rachel Wood.
It's one word—one little word—but it has revelatory power.
Revelatory recent remixes of the minimal maestro.
Wine may be food's perfect partner, but increasingly, wine directors are organizing multicourse dinners that match spirits, beer and saké with specific dishes, resulting in some revelatory meals.
Being married has brought me more happiness than I deserve, but it's also been revelatory.
While his new letter on his Tumblr page doesn't raise any eyebrows, it is quite revelatory.
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In science:

By identifying and constraining systematic uncertainties they pave the way for the next, space based generation to obtain tight, physically revelatory bounds on the dark energy dynamics.
Is Dark Energy Dynamical? Prospects for an Answer
We need to meet the extraordinary challenge of the new physics behind cosmic acceleration by designing revelatory, robust experiments.
Seeing the Nature of the Accelerating Physics: It's a SNAP
Revelatory means detailed investigation of the dynamics of the dark energy, characterizing its equation of state value and variation, e.g. the “tilt” 1 + w and “running” w ′ = ˙w/H .
Seeing the Nature of the Accelerating Physics: It's a SNAP
Nor should the revelatory and robust experiments of the succeeding generation, JDEM and LST, remain “in the dugout”.
Seeing the Nature of the Accelerating Physics: It's a SNAP
With finite resources, decisions need to be made to ensure precursor pro jects should not delay revelatory, robust results for any longer than needed in direct support of that goal.
Seeing the Nature of the Accelerating Physics: It's a SNAP
SNAP, as an implementation of JDEM, is an experiment that can give a truly exciting view, revelatory and robust, into the nature of new fundamental physics.
Seeing the Nature of the Accelerating Physics: It's a SNAP
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