1. (Zen Buddhism) a state of sudden spiritual enlightenment
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How To Use satori In A Sentence

  • I know something of those whom we in Italy call improvisatori; and I could speak in this oriental style for eight hours together without the least effort, for it requires none to be bombastic in negligent verse, overloaded with epithets almost continually repeated, to heap combat upon combat, and to describe chimeras.” A Philosophical Dictionary
  • The character is, no doubt, experiencing some form of satori.
  • The question is often posed by drunk, drugged women, and it is always asked accusatorially, as if there is—honest to God—no reason to be angry. Roseanne Archy
  • But, unless a judge would go on and explain, ‘That is because we have a rather special legal system which is accusatorial.’
  • You say that many of these judges are prosecutorial, accusatorial, whatever the case may be. CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2005
  • This gentleman has got a smattering of physic, and I am afraid tampers with his own constitution, by means of Brookes’s Practice of Physic, and some dispensatories, which he is continually poring over. Travels through France and Italy
  • You're forty minutes late, Pearl," she said more pityingly than accusatorially. The Metrognome and other Stories
  • The static, accusatorial, setpiece interview may have run its course. Has Newsnight lost its way?
  • The infusion of Wormwood makes a useful fomentation for inflammatory pains, and, combined with chamomile flowers and bay leaves, it formed the anodyne fomentation of the earlier dispensatories. Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure
  • Courtroom dramas often include a scene where an antagonistic prosecutor points his finger at a defendant and asks accusatorially, "Why did you kill your partner?" implying that the person -- who has pleaded not guilty -- did kill the partner. Jerry Weissman: "When Did You Stop Beating Your Wife?"
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