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1Widely or constantly encountered; widespread:‘the omnipresent threat of natural disasters’
present everywhere, ubiquitous, general, universal, worldwide, global, all-pervasive, all-present, infinite, boundlessrife, prevalent, predominant, common, extensive, wide-ranging, far-reachingView synonyms
- ‘The flip side is the omnipresent street and its constant call to Michel.’
- ‘Everything that seemed so natural, so omnipresent, suddenly appeared so fresh and new.’
- ‘The clouds were omnipresent, threatening to pour down some terrible precipitation at the slightest provocation.’
- ‘King's recommendations to women are in line with the sense of omnipresent threat and moral panic that he projects.’
- ‘Because the sensors will likely be omnipresent, such networks represent a potential threat to personal privacy.’
- ‘How is it that among people of today who are so radically divergent in other ways, the traditional family is omnipresent, universal?’
- ‘Security is omnipresent and it is naturally discriminatory, often profiling people of the same ethnic community as the rebels.’
- ‘The drone of generators providing power for the service temporarily replaced the omnipresent roar of heavy machinery.’
- ‘Maintaining the constant, omnipresent state of uncertainty is key to the shepherd's flock-management trick.’
- ‘They are commonplace, inanimate, drab, rough, omnipresent, thoroughly boring and often a nuisance.’
- ‘The threat of being dumped by the supermarkets is omnipresent, but as one farmer put it; ‘They have us at ransom.’’
- ‘Myrna said that it was a depressing scene, with heavy smoke and the omnipresent threat of losing everything.’
- ‘Once we build cities we then can escape the cities and are moved to tears by the raw natural power of the wildness far from our heavy omnipresent structures.’
- ‘This reinforces the impression that globalisation is an omnipresent quality.’
- ‘Believe it or not, this is the first time I've ever encountered the omnipresent Dora series.’
- ‘Without our help the children might grow up in a world without the tender loving care of an omnipresent advertising-media complex.’
- ‘What took thirty years to develop has become omnipresent and universally useful in just the last five years.’
- ‘As your character is a Jedi, the threat of falling to the Dark Side is omnipresent.’
- ‘But there is a dedicated group of freedom fighters trying to protect us from the dark forces of global capitalism and that omnipresent Nike swoosh.’
- ‘Although now scarce in it's original form, it's ability to lend itself to interpretation is what has made the Blues so infinite and omnipresent.’
- 1.1 (of God) present everywhere at the same time.
pervasive, pervading, permeatingView synonyms
- ‘According to the poet, Lord Ganesha, the Onkar-shaped omnipresent god, is the bestower of all kinds of boons.’
- ‘The gods were omnipresent but they were not necessarily obeyed.’
- ‘The One is the ultimate omnipresent Essence of the Universe.’
Early 17th century: from medieval Latin omnipraesent-.
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