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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. 2017.
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  • She knew how crude had been her self-revelation, and how shocking; but the memory of it gave her a measure of relief.

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

    Classic French Course in English William Cleaver Wilkinson
  • Pictorial art, then, is the self-revelation of life herself looking into her soul and upon her forms.

  • What changes, what readjustments will this self-revelation involve for you?

    Practical Mysticism Evelyn Underhill
  • This Duke shows us Shakespeare's most intimate traits even when the action does not suggest the self-revelation.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • Each was undergoing a self-revelation; each was trying to face a future without the other.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • In this one self-revelation there was enough to present her with night after night of sleepless misery.

    The Duchess of Wrexe Hugh Walpole
  • It is well that now and then one is born among the simple with a taste for self-revelation.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • She could not stay another night in this house without the comfort of self-revelation.

    The Shadow Mary White Ovington
  • Because, well, you heard what he said—self-revelation—men who had sweated.

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