omniscient


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om·nis·cient

 (ŏm-nĭsh′ənt)
adj.
Having total knowledge; knowing everything: an omniscient deity; the omniscient narrator.
n.
1. One having total knowledge.
2. Omniscient God. Used with the.

[Medieval Latin omnisciēns, omniscient- : Latin omni-, omni- + Latin sciēns, scient-, present participle of scīre, to know; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

om·nis′cience, om·nis′cien·cy n.
om·nis′cient·ly adv.

omniscient

(ɒmˈnɪsɪənt)
adj
1. having infinite knowledge or understanding
2. having very great or seemingly unlimited knowledge
[C17: from Medieval Latin omnisciens, from Latin omni- + scīre to know]
omˈniscience n
omˈnisciently adv

om•nis•cient

(ɒmˈnɪʃ ənt)

adj.
1. having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding.
n.
2. an omniscient being.
3. the Omniscient, God.
om•nis′cient•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.omniscient - infinitely wiseomniscient - infinitely wise      
wise - having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"

omniscient

adjective all-knowing, all-seeing, all-wise He believes in a benevolent and omniscient deity.
Translations
allwissendomniszient
kaikkitietävä
allvetande

omniscient

[ɒmˈnɪsɪənt] ADJomnisciente

omniscient

[ɒmˈnɪsɪənt] adjomniscient(e)

omniscient

adjallwissend

omniscient

[ɒmˈnɪsɪənt] adjonnisciente
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Whether owing to the almost omniscient look-outs at the mast-heads of the whale-ships, now penetrating even through Behring's straits, and into the remotest secret drawers and lockers of the world; and the thousand harpoons and lances darted along all continental coasts; the moot point is, whether Leviathan can long endure so wide a chase, and so remorseless a havoc; whether he must not at last be exterminated from the waters, and the last whale, like the last man, smoke his last pipe, and then himself evaporate in the final puff.
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What Heavens Lord had powerfullest to send Against us from about his Throne, and judg'd Sufficient to subdue us to his will, But proves not so: then fallible, it seems, Of future we may deem him, though till now Omniscient thought.
an thou knowest that, thou art indeed the author of evil, and as omniscient as the monks call thee
The subject had reference to secret sin, and those sad mysteries which we hide from our nearest and dearest, and would fain conceal from our own consciousness, even forgetting that the Omniscient can detect them.
It would take an omniscient Deity to know what you're talking about.
And when they will next come forth again, the fashionable intelligence--which, like the fiend, is omniscient of the past and present, but not the future--cannot yet undertake to say.
The vocabulary of an omniscient man would embrace words and images excluded from polite conversation.
It was all very mysterious and unfathomable, but I got the idea that the Wieroo were creatures of imagination--the demons or gods of her race, omniscient and omnipresent.
Nothing can pass there, or make you one of the circle, but the casting aside your trappings, and dealing man to man in naked truth, plain confession, and omniscient affirmation.
It appeared to be omniscient and omnipotent, and yet was neither seen nor heard.
These powerful omniscient circles who despised everyone and showed everyone up had long inspired in him a peculiar but quite vague alarm.