When a character in a story has an epiphany and then chooses to brush off his/her newfound realization, as the older waiter does at the end of Ernest Hemingway's short story "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place".
Older waiter in the act of unepiphanizing: "Holy shit, everything is nothing. Wait, no, I just have insomnia."
by coolcatfromlitclass October 11, 2010

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