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1. Having absolute power; all-powerful: almighty God.
2. Informal Great; extreme: an almighty din.
adv. Informal
Used as an intensive: almighty scared.
n. Almighty
God. Used with the.

[Middle English almighti, from Old English ealmihtig : eall, all; see all + mihtig, mighty (from miht, might; see might1).]

al·might′i·ly adv.
al·might′i·ness n.
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If human beings can actually choose to behave in one way or another in a given situation and can even refuse divine grace as the ground for good action, divine almightiness is in danger.
God, Passion, and Power: Thomas Aquinas on Christ Crucified and the Almightiness of God.
Thus, while describing the dynamical sublime, he analogously explains how certain natural phenomena as objects of fear can expose "our faculty of resistance as insignificantly small in comparison with their might" and how they may then "raise the energies of the soul above their accustomed height and discover in us a faculty of resistance of a quite different kind, which gives us courage to measure ourselves against the apparent almightiness of nature" (#28, 100-101).