having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.
an omniscient being.
the Omniscient, God.
- om·nis·cient·ly, adverb
- un·om·nis·cient, adjective
- un·om·nis·cient·ly, adverb
- omnipotent, omniscient
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How to use omniscient in a sentence
Many filmmakers across the world have experimented with the potential for a camera to record subjectivity, to show a version of a story through the eyes of a character rather than through its more omniscient lens.One of this year’s best movies is about its own making | Alissa Wilkinson | October 29, 2021 | Vox
Near-omniscient views into IT systems are paired with big OT blind spots.
He develops a symbiotic relationship with the Book, the omniscient voice relating the story we’re reading.
Dora is seen getting dressed as a mermaid by a cursor being manned by some omniscient game player.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The captions have that jarring omniscient-narrator tone germane to tabloids.French President François Hollande Slams Affair Allegations | Tracy McNicoll | January 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yet at the same time, there is no topping the radical quality of the Snowden-led rebellion against omniscient rule.Edward Snowden, Not Pope Francis, Is the Person of the Year | James Poulos | December 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
We are dealing here with an unusually omniscient omniscient narrator.American Dreams, 2003: The Known World by Edward P. Jones | Nathaniel Rich | November 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Although it seems omniscient, its very make-up deprives us of access to that knowledge.
Then when the grasp has become sure from this standpoint, he may assume the more difficult role of the omniscient third person.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Sometimes they have been unnecessarily sacrificed, since human intelligence is, unfortunately, not omniscient.Taboo and Genetics | Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
The little shrivelled don who had been omniscient about guns joined in the baiting, and displayed himself a venomous creature.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
When man becomes omniscient and omnipotent there'll be no errors in his judgment or his performance—and not before.Red Pepper Burns | Grace S. Richmond
Not a sparrow falls to the ground, nor an angel wings his flight, but in subserviency to the arrangements of an omniscient mind.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I | Francis Augustus Cox
British Dictionary definitions for omniscient
having infinite knowledge or understanding
having very great or seemingly unlimited knowledge
- omniscience, noun
- omnisciently, adverb
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