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omnipotence

[om-nip-uh-tuh ns] /ɒmˈnɪp ə təns/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being omnipotent.
2.
(initial capital letter) God.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Late Latin omnipotentia, equivalent to Latin omnipotent- omnipotent + -ia; see -ence
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  • Kids knew better: action comics conjured visions of omnipotence in a gaudy world where bad grown-ups got what was coming to them.
  • Central bankers have never had any illusions of their own omnipotence.
  • On the walk back, though, the back-lot images of omnipotence start to fade.
  • History is the best antidote to delusions of omnipotence and omniscience.
  • Time and again, risk-seekers report a combination of heightened awareness and omnipotence.
  • He immediately went to that place where any kind of compliment confirmed his omnipotence.
  • Logical cause to effect is abolished, proportions loose all relevance, and unfounded optimism is presented as omnipotence.
  • The country's downturn, which has lasted decades, has helped wash away the myth of their infallibility and omnipotence.
  • And whenever he sought refuge in himself, the seat of his omnipotence, he came up against the same obsession: to go.
  • Furthermore, sustainable development might inadvertently suggest omnipotence over hazards.
Word Origin and History for omnipotence
n.

mid-15c., omnipotens, from Middle French omnipotence, from Late Latin omnipotentia "almighty power," from Latin omnipotentem "omnipotent" (see omnipotent). Related: Omnipotency (late 15c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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