hit by an epiphany

ida2

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In the following paragraph, could you please explain the bold sentence?

"I fall into the routine I've accidentally developed. After Seb's visit, I make breakfast, and sit on the floor with Zoe. Inane chatter echoes through the room from the television that I have on merely for background noise, and I leave the bowl of cereal on the coffee table beside me but I don't touch it. I'm already onto my second cup of coffee though, and it's as I'm lifting this to my lips that I am hit quite unexpectedly by an epiphany."

Source: A Mother's Confession, by Kelly Rimmer
 

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Have you looked up the word "epiphany"? If you have, could you tell us more what is difficult about the sentence that you did not understand?
 

ida2

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Have you looked up the word "epiphany"? If you have, could you tell us more what is difficult about the sentence that you did not understand?
Oh, you're right. I looked up the word "epiphany" in a bilingual dictionary and the presented equivalents did not make the meaning of the mentioned sentence clear. But, I just checked the word in a monolingual dictionary, and now I can understand the meaning of this sentence. Thanks a lot.
 

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People can get very excited about coffee nowadays.
 
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