- God's disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures.
- an instance of such communication or disclosure.
- something thus communicated or disclosed.
- something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.
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Origin of revelation
OTHER WORDS FROM revelationrev·e·la·tion·al, adjectivenon·rev·e·la·tion, nounpre·rev·e·la·tion, nounun·rev·e·la·tion·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for revelation
That revelation spooked investors, who sent the shares crashing down by more than one-third over a two-day stretch.The year’s hottest e-commerce stock is up more than 1,500%. Its founder cashed out before the rally|Bernhard Warner|August 18, 2020|Fortune
The revelation of Ikhrata’s March donation to Lawson-Remer comes the same week that he’s unveiling his new, 50-year plan for the future of transportation in the county.
The single most important lesson from these revelations is that companies that trade in personal data cannot be trusted to store and manage it.The EU is launching a market for personal data. Here’s what that means for privacy.|Amy Nordrum|August 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The plate showed what was then called the Andromeda nebula, but Hubble’s new distance measurement led to the universe-altering revelation that the nebula was, in fact, the Andromeda galaxy, and that countless other galaxies existed beyond our own.
The news about what went wrong with the deal has been a slow drip of revelations over the last year.Morning Report: How the City Came to Lease a Lemon|Voice of San Diego|August 11, 2020|Voice of San Diego
There was the empathetic way she dealt with the revelation that Mrs. Baxter is a former criminal.‘Downton Abbey’ Review: A Fire, Some Sex, and Sad, Sad Edith|Kevin Fallon|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The revelation that, at age 42, Ben Affleck has one hell of an ass.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014|Kevin Fallon|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Quite why anyone is as shocked and surprised by this “revelation” as some are claiming, is beyond me.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, he adds, God promises in Revelation 11:18 that “I will destroy those who destroy the Earth.”
That suited us until the revelation of these alleged, awful crimes.
It would be cruel to disturb her now with such a revelation of her own negligence.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
The offence of Dreiser is that he has disdained this revelation and gone back to the Greeks.A Book of Prefaces|H. L. Mencken
A revelation seemed to come upon her, and, for the first time, she was a Huguenot to the core.A Ladder of Swords|Gilbert Parker
Therefore it was necessary that there should be a revelation from heaven, because man was born for heaven, no. 1775.
Here the beginning and the end of Gods revelation join hands and throw light on one another.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Genesis|Marcus Dods
British Dictionary definitions for revelation (1 of 2)
- God's disclosure of his own nature and his purpose for mankind, esp through the words of human intermediaries
- something in which such a divine disclosure is contained, such as the Bible