omnipotent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj omnipotent having unlimited power
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Omnipotent Able in every respect and for every work; unlimited in ability; all-powerful; almighty; as, the Being that can create worlds must be omnipotent . "God's will and pleasure and his omnipotent power."
    • Omnipotent Having unlimited power of a particular kind; as, omnipotent love.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • omnipotent Almighty; possessing infinite power; all-powerful: as, the Lord God omnipotent; hence, with the definite article, God. See omnipotence.
    • omnipotent Of indefinite or great power; possessing power virtually absolute within a certain sphere of action; irresistible.
    • omnipotent Having the power to do anything; hence (humorously), capable of anything; utter; arrant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Omnipotent all-powerful, possessing unlimited power
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Quotations

  • Theodor W. Adorno
    Theodor W. Adorno
    “Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.”
  • Harold Lindsell
    Harold Lindsell
    “Satan is neither omnipotent nor free to do everything he pleases. Prince of the world he may be, but the Prince of Peace has come and dealt him a death blow.”
  • Samuel Rutherford
    Samuel Rutherford
    “My faith has no bed to sleep upon but omnipotence.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    “To be omnipotent but friendless is to reign.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent.”
  • Martin Tupper
    Martin Tupper
    “Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr.L. omnipotens, -entis,; omnis, all + potens, powerful, potent. See Potent

Usage

In literature:

He did not sufficiently dread the omnipotence of the favourite.
"Four Early Pamphlets" by William Godwin
At length he said, that no God was omnipotent; on which all the Saracens broke out into great laughter.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I" by Robert Kerr
He who leads Parliament is the real king of England for the time, since Parliament is omnipotent.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII" by John Lord
She felt herself seized and carried away by the omnipotence of truth.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
Who could deny the finger of God, with such wonderful instances of his Omnipotence before their eyes?
"The World of Waters" by Mrs. David Osborne
As for his acquaintances, he was welcomed in every land; his universal sympathies seemed omnipotent.
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
How mercifully can the omnipotent Power comfort his creatures, even in the midst of their greatest calamities?
"The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)" by Daniel Defoe
It was the time of the great king's omnipotence and highest splendor, the time when nobody withstood his wishes.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Who can define the omnipotence of speech?
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
The Mohammedan Deity is indeed a person, but he is a relentless, omnipotent Will.
"The Church and Modern Life" by Washington Gladden
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In poetry:

Look down on me, for I am weak;
I feel the toilsome journey’s length;
Thine aid omnipotent I seek:
Thou art my Strength.
"Jesus, my Savior, look on me," by Charlotte Elliott
I steep'd myself in bubbling wells of sense,
Nor felt my passion tire,
But widen'd out in the omnipotence
Of young-fledged, sweet desire.
"The Two Angels" by Alexander Anderson
Shall heaven and earth hear one cry sent
Even from the hideous gibbet height,
'Praise to the Lord Omnipotent,
The vultures have a feast to-night.'
"The World's Lover" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Eve. My Lord Omnipotent,
In his celestial essence
Is first, supreme, unlimited, alone,
Eternal, uncompounded,
He no beginning had, no end will have.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 2. " by William Cowper
One Lord, one empire, all secures;
He reigns, and life and death are yours:
Through earth and Heav’n shall ring,
“The Lord omnipotent is King!”
"The Lord is King! lift up thy voice," by Josiah Conder
The Lord is King! lift up thy voice,
O earth; and all ye heav’ns, rejoice!
From world to world the joy shall ring,
“The Lord omnipotent is King.”
"The Lord is King! lift up thy voice," by Josiah Conder

In news:

A report by Mexico's human rights commission said Mexico's prisons are plagued by overcrowding, lack of guards, and the omnipotence of prison gangs and drug cartels.
In control, superior and omnipotent.
Omnipotence isn't what it used to be.
Evolution doesn't reflect well on omnipotence .
President is not omnipotent , honesty needed in campaign.
LSU's Les Miles might be the anti- omnipotent coach.
If the presidency of the United States is the most powerful and majestic office on Earth, it does not confer omnipotence on the mere mortal who happens to occupy it.
Politicians seem to re-invent definitions to make them seem omnipotent, and garner more votes from the uninformed masses.
Employees Will Believe Anything About Rupert Murdoch's Omnipotence.
But among the odd requests to the big, omnipotent guy upstairs, changing one's own sexual orientation still seems to be a prayer that's most perplexing.
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