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omnipresent

[om-nuh-prez-uh nt] /ˌɒm nəˈprɛz ənt/
adjective
1.
present everywhere at the same time:
the omnipresent God.
Origin of omnipresent
1600-1610
1600-10; < Medieval Latin omnipraesent- (stem of omnipraesēns), equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + praesent- present1
Related forms
omnipresence, noun
Synonyms
Omnipresent, ubiquitous refer to the quality of being everywhere. Omnipresent emphasizes in a lofty or dignified way the power, usually divine, of being present everywhere at the same time, as though all-enveloping: Divine law is omnipresent. Ubiquitous is applied to that which seems to appear in many and all sorts of places, or in an undignified or humorous way is “all over the place,” often when unwanted: A bore seems to be ubiquitous.
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  • I have lost the connection and place in the narrative of another conversation I had with him on the omnipresence of God.

  • She brought the concordance and found there was no reference to omnipresence.

    The Right Knock Helen Van-Anderson
  • Both of these cannot be; for personality and omnipresence are incompatible.

  • Indeed, the omnipresence and omnipotence of it are not without divine significance.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • He had good cause for feeling the omnipresence of casualties that threatened all projects with futility.

    Romola George Eliot
  • We do not believe in the riches of the soul, in its proper eternity and omnipresence.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Their mere strength or omnipresence did not seem to him a distinction absolutely terrific.

British Dictionary definitions for omnipresence

omnipresent

/ˌɒmnɪˈprɛzənt/
adjective
1.
(esp of a deity) present in all places at the same time
Derived Forms
omnipresence, noun
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Word Origin and History for omnipresence
n.

c.1600, from Medieval Latin omnipraesentia, from omnipraesens, from Latin omnis "all, every" (see omni-) + praesens "present" (see present (adj.)).

omnipresent

adj.

c.1600, from Medieval Latin omnipraesentem (nominative omnipraesens); see omnipresence. Related: Omnipresently.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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