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She believes God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
  all-knowing (to know everything)
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  • She believes God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
  • The two aspects of the god as omniscience and justice are united in the figure of the net:
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • "Are you omniscient?"
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • From a purely omniscient point of view, it makes no sense whatsoever.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass

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  • 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.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • ) Had I been my usual omniscient self, I could have gleaned Meg’s destiny.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • She had grown accustomed to a system of stool pigeons whereby she retained a godlike omniscience through her pampered, spoiled informers.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • This understatement could not have seemed quite so omniscient to me back then in 1947.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • One of those omniscient and awe-inspiring marvels, a detective, came up from St. Louis, moused around, shook his head, looked wise, and made that sort of astounding success which members of that craft usually achieve.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Lo! ye believers in gods all goodness, and in man all ill, lo you! see the omniscient gods oblivious of suffering man; and man, though idiotic, and knowing not what he does, yet full of the sweet things of love and gratitude.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • The present and the future, virtual omniscience.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Among the Quileute pack down at La Push, only Seth was comfortable even mentioning the Cullens by name, let alone joking about things like my nearly omniscient sister-in-law-to-be.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • These powerful omniscient circles who despised everyone and showed everyone up had long inspired in him a peculiar but quite vague alarm.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • His pretensions to omniscience became more and more plausible.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • An error of knowledge is not a moral flaw, provided you are willing to correct it; only a mystic would judge human beings by the standard of an impossible, automatic omniscience.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • You are omniscient as ever, Dumbledore.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Scarlett gave her a sharp look and Mammy returned the gaze with calm omniscience.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • It may be just as difficult to escape his omniscience as it is to run away from your own shadow.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • No one is omniscient, Eragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • When I lay down beside her, her flower face smiled back at me omniscient and bountiful.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Milo had posed for these pictures in a drab peasant’s blouse with a high collar, and his scrupulous, paternal countenance was tolerant, wise, critical and strong as he stared out at the populace omnisciently with his undisciplined mustache and disunited eyes.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He sees the faces which surround him mirror astonishment, puzzlement, then outrage, then fear, as if they looked beyond his wild antics and saw behind him and looking down upon him, in his turn unaware, the final and supreme Face Itself, cold, terrible because of Its omniscient detachment.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • —BUDDY As always, my passes at omniscience are absurd, but you, of all people, should be polite to the part of me that comes out merely clever.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Most boys unfold in this natural, measured way, growing up with at least one adult on the scene who can convincingly fake being all-powerful, omniscient, and unfailingly protective for a kid’s first decade or so, providing an invaluable canopy of reachable stars and monsters that are comfortably make-believe.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Had this been a case in the court of an omniscient judge, he might have entered on his notes the curious fact that Sue had placed the minor for the major indiscretion, and had not said a word about the kiss.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Mrs. Pritchard came over immediately after dinner and said, "Well, you want to know where they are now?" and smiled in an omniscient rewarded way.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • I could imagine don Balthazar spinning in his molten grave as I gave up long-term memory for the transient satisfaction of implant omniscience.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "Beds be dear to fokes that don’t keep geese, bain’t they, Mister Fairway?" said Christian, as to an omniscient being.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The oldest and most universal, this symbol fused all the ancient traditions in a single solitary image that represented the illumination of the Egyptian sun god, the triumph of alchemical gold, the wisdom of the Philosopher’s Stone, the purity of the Rosicrucian Rose, the moment of Creation, the All, the dominance of the astrological sun, and even the omniscient all-seeing eye that hovered atop the unfinished pyramid.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Having won that preliminary victory before sunset, the conqueror acquired in the first watch of the night knowledge of his previous existences, in the second watch the divine eye of omniscient vision, and in the last watch understanding of the chain of causation.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • And if the landless peasants of Cange needed to believe that someone omniscient was keeping score, by now Farmer felt the need to believe something like that himself.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He could only remember seeing them in their group by the photographs, but these characterless, anaemic young people were indeed officials from his bank, not colleagues of his, that was putting it too high and it showed a gap in the omniscience of the supervisor, but they were nonetheless junior members of staff at the bank.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • If, a few pages back, the present writer claimed the privilege of peeping into Miss Amelia Sedley’s bedroom, and understanding with the omniscience of the novelist all the gentle pains and passions which were tossing upon that innocent pillow, why should he not declare himself to be Rebecca’s confidante too, master of her secrets, and seal-keeper of that young woman’s conscience?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • They would seek for something else—some malign, treacherous, deceiving power which, in the face of God’s omniscience and omnipotence, still beguiles and betrays—and find it eventually in the error and perverseness of the human heart, which God has made, yet which He does not control, because He does not want to control it.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • I only knew, as soon as papa and I crossed the threshold, that he was not there: as though with some almost omniscient conviction (that same instinctive knowledge which enabled me to tell Ellen that it was not from him that Judith would need protection) knowing that he did not need to stay and observe his triumph—and that, in comparison with what was to be, this one was a mere trivial business even beneath our notice too.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • For these next few minutes, he was as good as omniscient to them.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • It was as if he were watching the scene through the lens of a large, omniscient camera.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • He must leave the omniscience of business at the door, when he comes into the palace of beauty.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Newspapers and magazines are gushing about the young president, calling Kennedy "omniscient" and "omnipotent."
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • They breathlessly reported this case of crass abnormality: an omniscient girl had appeared on the scene, a maiden who heard voices.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The nurse, like an ecstatic suppliant, arched her neck in front of the mirror remembering the mystical words of her omniscient lord.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • "Think not less of me in my omniscience," said Brahma, stifling a yawn with his scepter, "if I admit to having, for the moment, forgotten these figures."
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Power, omniscience, implacable malice, attributes of what they’d thought to be a historical principle, a Zeitgeist, are carried over to the now human enemy.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Their long reach, from Los Angeles to Manassas, and their unnerving omniscience, argued that these were corporations with powerful connections beyond the business world, perhaps to the military.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The sight amused her, for she found it humorous—and somewhat comforting—to know that Galbatorix’s perfect chamber was not quite so perfect after all, and that, despite his pretensions otherwise, he was not omniscient or infallible.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • I will seek out a face, a composed, a monumental face, and will endow it with omniscience, and wear it under my dress like a talisman and then (I promise this) I will find some dingle in a wood where I can display my assortment of curious treasures.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Believing there is no god means the suffering I’ve seen in my family, and indeed all the suffering in the world, isn’t caused by an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent force that isn’t bothered to help or is just testing us, but rather something we all may be able to help others with in the future.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Give these people the most perfect political constitution and the soundest political program that benevolent omniscience can devise for them, and they will interpret it into mere fashionable folly or canting charity as infallibly as a savage converts the philosophical theology of a Scotch missionary into crude African idolatry.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
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