om·​ni·​pres·​ent | \ˌäm-ni-ˈpre-zᵊnt \

Definition of omnipresent 

: present in all places at all times the museum's omnipresent security apparatus big-city crime dramas, with omnipresent gloom and seedy, nocturnal settings— R. F. Moss

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Synonyms for omnipresent


ubiquitous, universal, wall-to-wall

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Examples of omnipresent in a Sentence

The problem is omnipresent and unavoidable. seeking some much-needed relief from the omnipresent noise of the big city

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The otherwise-quiet opening day of the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting was jolted wide awake with a late afternoon surprise visit by seemingly omnipresent lawyer Michael Avenatti. Lee Ross, Fox News, "Michael Avenatti makes surprise visit to DNC summer meeting," 23 Aug. 2018 How Whitaker got Sessions’s job Rumors that Trump was on the verge of firing either Sessions or Rosenstein have been omnipresent this year. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "The many scandals of Trump’s new acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, explained," 14 Nov. 2018 But the turbochargers that are all but omnipresent in today's two-liter engines don't play nicely with high compression ratios, because the combustion can become erratic and possibly result in engine knock (unwanted detonation of the fuel-air mix). Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Variable-compression engine meets crossover: Infiniti QX50 review," 8 Nov. 2018 Along with the newly omnipresent bottles of hand sanitizer, organizers have engaged in an informational campaign, with multilingual posters popping up all around the Olympic grounds. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "Norovirus Spreads at Olympics: Now 128 Confirmed Cases," 8 Feb. 2018 This week’s most stylish certainly are—or at least, those who aren’t sticking to spring’s omnipresent taking-care-of-business evening suits. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of April 30, 2018," 30 Apr. 2018 The story takes place in 2038, at a time when androids have become an omnipresent fixture of daily life, handling jobs like construction and childcare and everything in between. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Detroit: Become Human review: a beautiful vision of the future gets stuck in the past," 24 May 2018 When Black Panther began its months-long conquest of the box office in mid-February, stories about the significance of the film's representation of a nearly all-black cast became briefly omnipresent on news sites. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Black Panther' Is Teaching College Students About Foreign Policy," 31 May 2018 In a little over six months on the job, Del Conte has become a near-omnipresent presence wherever the program has any vested interests. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Del Conte, UT grinding their way back to the mountaintop," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of omnipresent

1595, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of omnipresent

: present in all places at all times

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