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[self-rev-uh-ley-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌrɛv əˈleɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/
disclosure of one's private feelings, thoughts, etc., especially when unintentional.
Origin of self-revelation
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And then, as though with a sudden shyness at her self-revelation, she glanced about.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • Each was undergoing a self-revelation; each was trying to face a future without the other.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • It is well that now and then one is born among the simple with a taste for self-revelation.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • Because, well, you heard what he said—self-revelation—men who had sweated.

  • Their fascination, too, consists in the self-revelation they contain.

    Classic French Course in English William Cleaver Wilkinson
  • What changes, what readjustments will this self-revelation involve for you?

    Practical Mysticism

    Evelyn Underhill
  • It was in these moods of adulation and self-revelation that Marishka found him most difficult.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • In that moment of self-revelation I knew that I could have no happiness except with you.

  • God is His own motive, and His self-revelation in act must always be self-consistent.

  • And at last you—you saved me the infamy of self-revelation by speaking as you did.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers

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