Definition of omnipresence in US English:



  • 1The state of being widespread or constantly encountered.

    ‘the omnipresence of the Internet in society today’
    ‘the omnipresence of TVs in public venues’
    • ‘Yes, but it is also an unforgettable reminder of the omnipresence of breast cancer.’
    • ‘The key to the development and success of the internet has been its omnipresence.’
    • ‘The play portrays the omnipresence of violence.’
    • ‘The omnipresence of the past is the key to his exemplary production.’
    • ‘The omnipresence of the Internet in society today certainly lends some credibility to the possibility of explosive growth for online purchasing.’
    • ‘We are all aware of the omnipresence of death in the medieval world.’
    • ‘I think a large part of the improvement in customer service is due to the potential omnipresence of monitors on the call lines.’
    • ‘They were held thanks to the omnipresence of American forces.’
    • ‘Because of the omnipresence of chemicals, countless measures were taken to ensure a safe environment.’
    • ‘The omnipresence of TV in the youth environment have already been the focus of much academic research on nutrition.’
    1. 1.1 The presence of God everywhere at the same time.
      ‘how does God's universal action prove His omnipresence?’
      • ‘" God has in Him the ideas of all things because He has created all; God is through His omnipresence united in the most intimate way with spirits.’
      • ‘Clarke vigorously denied Leibniz ' charge that extension is incompatible with divine simplicity because it introduces parts in God without making any reference to holenmerism, and this intimates that he thought of divine omnipresence in terms of local extension and dimensionality.’
      • ‘He also realised that, given the omnipresence of God, one cannot hide from Him or run from His presence.’
      • ‘think belief in angels can, in a symbolic and anthropomorphic form, assure people of the omnipresence of God.’
      • ‘I pray that the distribution of your newspaper continues because if it can touch me here in New Mexico, it is a definite confirmation of God's omnipresence.’
      • ‘God's omniscience means he knows all our needs and God's omnipresence means we can pray to him wherever we are, but if we fall into bland repetition of these truths, they will grow tiresome.’
      • ‘But, as Christians know, the good news is that God didn't stay in Heaven: His omnipresence, and revelation to mankind in so many ways, is made most evident in the birth of a baby in Bethlehem -- Jesus Christ.’
      • ‘One might have also looked for discussion of the Old Testament's well-developed view of the omnipresence of the divine and its critique as well as with support of sacred space, along with a notice of "sacred space" within the Catholic tradition.’
      • ‘Omnipresence, regarded as one of God's essential attributes, is surely taught in both Old and New Testaments.’
      • ‘God's knowing what we will choose is a function of His omnipresence since He is in all places all the time.’
      • ‘Believing in the omnipresence of God in the disposal of man's fate, these stern Puritans accepted all that life delivered with an unbreakable will.’
      • ‘The conservatives cited the omnipresence of God in the classroom and the right of students to pray to Him.’
      • ‘Today I shall … … try to be more aware of the omnipresence of God, and to be attentive to the marvels of nature that testify to His infinite wisdom.’