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Examples of ubiquitous in a Sentence
- Hot dogs are the ideal road trip food—inexpensive, portable, ubiquitous. —Paul Lucas, Saveur, June/July 2008
- Shawarma is the new street meat. Both a late night favourite and a quick lunch classic, the Middle Eastern dish is now ubiquitous on the streets of Toronto. —Chris Dart, Torontoist, 8 Feb. 2007
- In major league locker rooms, ice packs are ubiquitous appendages for pitchers, who wrap their shoulder or elbow or both, the better to calm muscles, ligaments and tendons that have been stressed by the unnatural act of throwing a baseball. —Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated, 26 Mar. 2007
- It was before the day of the ubiquitous automobile. Given one of those present adjuncts to farm life, John would have ended his career much earlier. As it was, they found him lying by the roadside at dawn one morning after the horses had trotted into the yard with the wreck of the buggy bumping the road behind them. —Edna Ferber, "Farmer in the Dell," 1919, in One Basket, 1949
The company's advertisements are ubiquitous.
by that time cell phones had become ubiquitous, and people had long ceased to be impressed by the sight of one
Recent Examples of ubiquitous from the Web
Like the band's most ubiquitous songs, this film looks propulsive, different, and a whole lot of fun.
Questions of gender equality are especially pointed at Cannes, which for the last 20 years had been a seaside playground for Harvey Weinstein, long one of the festival's most ubiquitous operators.
Questions of gender equality are especially pointed at Cannes, which for the last 20 years had been a seaside playground for Harvey Weinstein, long one of the festival’s most ubiquitous operators.
He is played by Bill Mumy, who not only used to be Billy Mumy and the original Will Robinson but was perhaps the most ubiquitous kid actor on TV in the ’60s and is still working today.
Anyone who’s ever been to a bar mitzvah, a Jewish wedding or a Jewish dinner party will no doubt have eaten salmon, the most ubiquitous of Jewish fish.
While traditional cultures do keep an extraordinarily wide variety of animals, a recent survey of sixty such societies finds that dogs and cats are nonetheless the most ubiquitous.
Cellphones are the most ubiquitous electronic device on the planet.
It’s hard to imagine that any smart device has been around since 2002, but that’s what makes iRobot’s Roomba one of the most ubiquitous smart vacuums on the market.
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Did You Know?
Ubiquitous comes to us from the noun ubiquity, meaning "presence everywhere or in many places simultaneously." Ubiquity first appeared in print in the late 16th century, but ubiquitous didn't make an appearance until 1830. (Another noun form, ubiquitousness, arrived around 1874.) Both words are ultimately derived from the Latin word for "everywhere," which is ubique. Ubiquitous, which has often been used with a touch of exaggeration for things and people that seem to turn up everywhere, has become a more widespread and popular word than ubiquity. It may not quite be ubiquitous, but if you keep your eyes and ears open, you're apt to encounter the word ubiquitous quite a bit.
a dime a dozen;
UBIQUITOUS Defined for English Language Learners
: seeming to be seen everywhere
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