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omnipresent

Syllabification: om·ni·pres·ent
Pronunciation: /ˌämnəˈpreznt
 
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Definition of omnipresent in English:

adjective

1(Of God) present everywhere at the same time.
Example sentences
  • The gods were omnipresent but they were not necessarily obeyed.
  • According to the poet, Lord Ganesha, the Onkar-shaped omnipresent god, is the bestower of all kinds of boons.
  • The One is the ultimate omnipresent Essence of the Universe.
1.1Widely or constantly encountered; common or widespread: the omnipresent threat of natural disasters
More example sentences
  • Believe it or not, this is the first time I've ever encountered the omnipresent Dora series.
  • Myrna said that it was a depressing scene, with heavy smoke and the omnipresent threat of losing everything.
  • King's recommendations to women are in line with the sense of omnipresent threat and moral panic that he projects.
Synonyms
ubiquitous, all-pervasive, everywhere;
boundless, infinite;
rife, pervasive, prevalent, far-reaching

Origin

early 17th century: from medieval Latin omnipraesent-.

Derivatives

omnipresence

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Julie - completely dressed down, sans make-up, and still absolutely gorgeous - seemed oblivious to her omnipresence as she chatted with friends in the adjoining pizza place.
  • However, it's omnipresence has become oppressive for some, with the result that many New World drinkers and growers are desperately seeking high and low for a Chardonnay substitute and a few feel that they've found it in Pinot Gris.
  • I think a large part of the improvement in customer service - at least from what I have anecdotally observed - is due to the potential omnipresence of monitors on the call lines.

Words that rhyme with omnipresent

bezant, peasant, pheasant, pleasant, present

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