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

Examples of omnipotence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 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 His growing isolation and sense of his own omnipotence now seems to have led him into an unprovoked invasion that has not only devastated Ukraine but has also turned Russia into an international pariah. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 19 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Omnipotence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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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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