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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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 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 Hair Club, the omnipresent hair restoration and replacement company, is expanding its North American corporate headquarters to a four-story office building in Boca Raton. David Lyons,, "Hair Club expanding North American HQ to new Boca office building," 19 June 2018 Born in Uzbekistan and raised in Queens, New York, from the age of 14, Arabo came to be omnipresent in the gaudy world of ‘90s and early-aughts hip-hop, having his name dropped in dozens of rap songs. Cam Wolf, GQ, "James Harden Owns the Iciest Watch You've Ever Seen," 30 Apr. 2018 Music in all its forms is omnipresent in our society, and people flock to art museums by the millions, but a new book of poetry is lucky to get a thousand readers. Adam Kirsch, WSJ, "Poetry for the Pleasure of It," 13 Apr. 2018 That would be Boris Volkov, one of those ruthless Russian gangsters with unsmiling bodyguards that are all but omnipresent in films these days. Kenneth Turan,, "Review: Keanu Reeves is stranded in the low-energy romantic thrills of 'Siberia'," 10 July 2018 The cave is typically closed from July to October during Thailand’s rainy season, and for rescue divers the possibility of being trapped in the cave during a violent downpour was one of the most omnipresent threats. J. Weston Phippen, Outside Online, "The Daring Rescue that Saved the Thai Soccer Team," 10 July 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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