om·​ni·​pres·​ence | \ˌäm-ni-ˈpre-zᵊn(t)s \

Definition of omnipresence 

: the quality or state of being omnipresent : ubiquity

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The emergence of streaming means that audiences have access to Drake’s music in an immediate way that doesn’t require direct purchase, so even the curious listener contributes to Drake’s omnipresence as much as a die hard fan. Stereo Williams, Billboard, "Drake's 2018 Has Been Huge. But Is He the Biggest Rapper Ever?," 13 July 2018 And yet the end result of this omnipresence is a kind of absence, as unique places—the heterogeneous fabric of cities, designed by no single architect, the organic sites of our lives—lose their meaning and purpose. Kyle Chayka, The New Republic, "From architect to tastemaker, Bjarke Ingels is designing the future.," 2 May 2018 Their omnipresence and penetrating power makes muons perfect for imaging large, dense objects without damaging them, says Cristina Cârloganu, a physicist at the Clermont-Ferrand Physics Laboratory in France. Elizabeth Gibney, Scientific American, "Muons: The Little-known Particles Helping to Probe the Impenetrable," 28 May 2018 Isn't omnipresence everywhere else in the world enough? Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Here’s How Italians Feel About Starbucks Opening in Milan," 10 May 2018 The first half of this documentary is for anyone who has strong feelings about Barbie, pro or con, be they memories of adoring her and her Dream House or complaints about her physique and omnipresence in American femininity. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, "How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?," 26 Apr. 2018 At the same time, sure, the omnipresence of media can get overwhelming and does feel a little dystopian. Kt Hawbaker,, "Talkin’ bodies at Chicago Artists Coalition; Mev Luna is available to take your call at 062 Gallery," 25 Apr. 2018 The omnipresence of social media and reality TV and an endless barrage of media coverage have robbed the general public of the kind of innocence that made adults faint at the sight of Michael Jackson at the height of his pop mega-stardom. Stereo Williams, Billboard, "Why Comparing Beyonce to Michael Jackson Shouldn't Shock Anyone Anymore," 20 Apr. 2018 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW Their omnipresence is both a reminder and a challenge: Respect those who came before, and aim to be better. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Longhorns playing big role in NBA," 24 May 2018

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1601, in the meaning defined above

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