om·​nip·​o·​tence | \ äm-ˈni-pə-tən(t)s How to pronounce omnipotence (audio) \

Definition of omnipotence

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 Those illusions died extremely hard, but the events of this past weekend should put to rest any lingering beliefs in American omnipotence. David Faris, The Week, 17 Aug. 2021 But Chutkan's ruling shows that as an ex-President, Trump's belief in his own omnipotence and right to flout the rule of law is on even weaker ground than during his four tumultuous years in office. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 10 Nov. 2021 This near omnipotence poses distinctive risks, with the potential for unintended consequences from malicious and unethical use. Deborah Wince-smith, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Shifting to a content-first company isn't about calling the shots; don't expect omnipotence. Melissa Zehner, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 Boys and men are taught that masculinity means an absurd omnipotence, mastery, comfort, and prowess. Christine Smallwood, The New York Review of Books, 6 July 2021 Robert doesn't quite give her gods the magical omnipotence of their predecessors. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 30 June 2021 While Republicans and Democrats will continue to spar over Pentagon funding and other national security issues, the era of pushback against the omnipotence of generals now seems part of the culture of Congress. New York Times, 21 May 2021 Yet, despite near omnipotence in mobile, televisions, and ADAS automotive systems, the top line is only $2 billion annually and the bottom line is $50 million in profit. Beth Kindig, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of omnipotence

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Omnipotence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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