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  • n. the ability to be at all places at the same time; usually only attributed to God

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Presence in every place at the same time; unbounded or universal presence; ubiquity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being omnipresent; presence in all places simultaneously; unbounded or universal presence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being everywhere at once (or seeming to be everywhere at once)


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  • Let us look up the word omnipresence and read some of the passages in which it occurs. "

    The Right Knock A Story

  • The "ubiquity," as the _Exegesis_ terms the omnipresence of Christ's human nature, is condemned as Eutychian heresy.

    Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • [68] But still more by the mechanical system of philosophy which has needlessly infected our theological opinions, and teaching us to consider the world in its relation to god, as of a building to its mason, leaves the idea of omnipresence a mere abstract notion in the stateroom of our reason.

    Biographia Literaria

  • That the sky was a bowl, a kind of omnipresence holding us, and then there was the notion that the earth was the bowl and we were in the sky, looking down at it.

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  • Moreover, while his mother was only a human, personal spirit, there was a kind of omnipresence in her so far as he was concerned, and he loved her and she loved him everywhere, though he never had seen her and never could.

    Christianity and Progress

  • But even if we concede all that the scientist claims for his conception of God; if we grant that terms like "omnipresence" and "omniscience" and "progress" clothe themselves with new force in the Copernican and Newtonian and

    Understanding the Scriptures

  • She certainly possesses the social talent more than any one I ever met with, and, without the least apparent effort, seems to have a kind of omnipresence in her salons, so that each one of her guests receives a due share of attention.

    Women of the Romance Countries

  • That omnipresence which is possessed 'by that,' i.e. by Brahman, and which is known 'from declarations of extent,' and so on, i.e. from texts which declare Brahman to be all-pervading, is also known from texts such as 'higher than that there is nothing.'

    The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja — Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48

  • No wonder therefore, since glory itself is able thus to stretch a man to a kind of omnipresence, if the desire of glory has over his life and actions a kind of omnipotence.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. V.

  • Just as prisons are there to conceal the fact that it is the social in its entirety, in its banal omnipresence, which is carceral...," wrote Jean Baudrillard, "Disneyland is presented as imaginary in order to make us believe that the rest is real...."

    May 2005


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