immanence

noun
im·​ma·​nence | \ ˈi-mə-nən(t)s How to pronounce immanence (audio) \

Definition of immanence

: the quality or state of being immanent especially : inherence

Examples of immanence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of it imploding into a sort of hectic immanence, a frantic collapse of timelines. Wired, "On Hope (in a Time of Hopelessness)," 27 Nov. 2019 These improvisatory and increasingly abstract watercolors grapple with immanence and dissolution. BostonGlobe.com, "DUSTIN WONG AND TAKAKO MINEKAWA," 22 Sep. 2018 In the same breath, God’s immanence is such that without Him the world would be nothing. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, "The Divine need for each one of us," 12 Aug. 2019 And, lex credendi, lex orandi, Catholic liturgical practices demonstrate the Church’s belief in the reality of Christ’s Eucharistic immanence. John Hirschauer, National Review, "What Is Pope Francis Saying about Communion?," 10 June 2019 Scenes from the living caliphate provided a sense of authenticity and immanence to which few extremist groups could ever aspire, all extensively documented and broadcast to the world over the Internet. Amarnath Amarasingam, Washington Post, "With the destruction of the caliphate, the Islamic State has lost far more than territory," 31 Oct. 2017 For Newton, at the same time, believed in the immanence of the Christian God in prophecy. David Davis, WSJ, "Newton the Faithful," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of immanence

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Immanence.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immanence. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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