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Definition of "revelation" []

  • The act of revealing or disclosing. (noun)
  • Something revealed, especially a dramatic disclosure of something not previously known or realized. (noun)
  • Theology A manifestation of divine will or truth. (noun)
  • Bible See Table at Bible. (noun)
  • The act or process of disclosing something previously secret or obscure, esp something true (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A fact disclosed or revealed, esp in a dramatic or surprising way (noun)
  • God's disclosure of his own nature and his purpose for mankind, esp through the words of human intermediaries (noun)
  • Something in which such a divine disclosure is contained, such as the Bible (noun)

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Use "revelation" in a sentence
  • "With them, moreover, we maintain, that in doctrines which lie within the grasp of human reason, it is proper and a duty to expect and to inculcate a harmony between the teachings of revelation and the dictates of reason, thus to exhibit and confirm the _intrinsic moral fitness and glory of those truths of revelation_."
  • "If it could be proved that the principles manifested by revelation were like the principles in nature, against the developement of which there is no great barrier at one time than at another except what exists in the ignorance of man; and if the Christian could now try the experiment over again, and thereby demonstrate the truth of the doctrine of the _resurrection_, the same as the philosopher can try the experiment for himself, and thereby demonstrate the truth of the doctrine _of electricity_, then my doubts or surprise at the seeming partiality in the developement or discovery of the principles of the doctrine _of revelation_ would be entirely removed."
  • "The main revelation is that the Indiana Jones 4 script hasn't yet been written, the rest of his options are also outlined."