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metanoia

[ met-uh-noi-uh ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈnɔɪ ə /
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noun
a profound, usually spiritual, transformation; conversion.
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Origin of metanoia

1870–75; <Greek metánoia change of mind, repentance; see meta-, -noia
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How to use metanoia in a sentence

  • The Metanoia, the re-directing of my thought, was a thorough and basic change.

  • I see no way out of all this except as one of us after another reaches the Metanoia, the new point of view as regards God.

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