om·​ni·​pres·​ent | \ ˌäm-ni-ˈpre-zᵊnt How to pronounce omnipresent (audio) \

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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And the omnipresent tie-ins and partnerships — which get films promoted in fast food chains and on grocery store items — can generate up to $400 million worth of additional publicity. Ryan Faughnder,, "Kim Kardashian, Drybar, and the gonzo marketing behind ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’," 5 June 2019 Louis Vuitton transformed the outdoor space with omnipresent LV monograms, placed everywhere from the DJ booth to the interactive photo booth. Zachary Schwartz, Vogue, "Emma Stone, Ruth Negga, and Jennifer Connelly Pulled an All-Nighter at the Louis Vuitton Cruise After-Party," 9 May 2019 To take a shower, make coffee, schedule a doctor’s appointment, take a work call, text your best friend, or do absolutely anything that can give you a break from the omnipresent need-fulfillment that is parenting young children. Laura Turner, Glamour, "The Big Problem With the New Screen Time Guidelines for Kids," 26 Apr. 2019 William Ackman, once an omnipresent rabble-rouser, is barely visible these days. Cara Lombardo, WSJ, "After Suffering Bruising Losses, Ackman Pursues Quiet Recovery," 21 Mar. 2019 How to exert physical pressure (and sometimes pain) on an opponent without getting spotted by the referee, or his assistants, or the omnipresent cameras ready to beam footage to the video referee. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "The World Cup is getting seriously dirty now," 4 July 2018 But in the beltway, political Twitter is an omnipresent fact of your physical life. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "The Male Echo Chamber of Political Twitter," 26 June 2018 Funny that existentialism doesn’t seem such a downer anymore, now that the omnipresent threat to our humanity is not material privation but informational excess. Jason Farago, New York Times, "Giacometti: Beguiled by Thin Men and Women," 6 June 2018 Today, the Second Amendment bestows its unique brand of freedom only on those who can afford a gun, paying a de facto tax to feel a little less vulnerable to the omnipresent threat of harm. Jay Willis, GQ, "Owning a Gun in America Is a Luxury," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of omnipresent

1595, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of omnipresent was in 1595

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English Language Learners Definition of omnipresent

formal : present in all places at all times

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