omnipotence

noun

om·​nip·​o·​tence äm-ˈni-pə-tən(t)s How to pronounce omnipotence (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being omnipotent
2
: an agency or force of unlimited power

Examples of omnipotence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At some point, China’s leaders must confront this tradeoff: sustainable economic efficiency and political omnipotence do not go hand in hand. Daniel H. Rosen, Foreign Affairs, 22 June 2021 This is when McLaren’s on-point chassis tuning and dynamic dexterity conspire to give even middling drivers a sense of omnipotence. Karl Brauer, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 As Silicon Valley’s era of seeming omnipotence comes to a close—with bank failures, cryptocurrency meltdowns, and wave after wave of layoffs—this city upon a hill is starting to look like just another Silicon Valley moonshot that fell flat. Anne Sraders, Fortune, 3 Apr. 2023 Ariana Grande deserves everything. — human omnipotence . Brianne Tracy, PEOPLE.com, 24 Nov. 2020 Shuma Gorath is a tentacled cyclops alien being that has a few impressive powers: As fans have learned in the past week, Shuma Gorath has some incredible abilities from his runs in Marvel Comics including omnipotence and a connection with the supernatural. Chris Smith, BGR, 19 May 2021 The ideology of victimization is alluring, responsibility is no longer yours as the power of society approaches omnipotence. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 19 May 2012 Barthes injects the expectation of a dark turn into thriller territory once the omnipotence of the corporate overlords is established. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Jan. 2023 They are often convinced of the omnipotence of their knowledge. Gregory Stebbins, Forbes, 16 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of omnipotence was in the 15th century

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“Omnipotence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/omnipotence. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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omnipotence

noun
om·​nip·​o·​tence äm-ˈnip-ət-ən(t)s How to pronounce omnipotence (audio)
: the quality or state of being omnipotent

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