epiphany

Part of speech: noun

A festival ( Jan. 6) in commemoration of the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem.

Part of speech: noun

Any bodily manifestation, as of a deity.

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Usage examples "epiphany":

  1. Simple puppyish folk though they were, Madonna of the Peach- Tree chose them to witness her epiphany. - "Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso", Maurice Henry Hewlett.
  2. It became a manifestation of life, almost, nay wholly, in the sacramental sense, a veritable epiphany. - "Aspects of Literature", J. Middleton Murry.
  3. Still they had the pleasure of seeing a few grand ladies issue from their carriages, cross the stage of their Epiphany, the pavement, and vanish in the paradise of the shining hall, with its ascent of gorgeous stairs. - "The Marquis of Lossie", George MacDonald.