all-see·​ing (ˈ)ȯl-¦sē-iŋ How to pronounce all-seeing (audio)
: able to see or detect everything that is present or happening
an all-seeing deity
an all-seeing surveillance system
He shows that the Gestapo was no all-seeing Orwellian presence terrorizing citizens into compliance.David Gates, Newsweek, 6 Mar. 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all-seeing was in 1562

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“All-seeing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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