omnipotence omnipotence  /ɑm ˈnɪ pə təns/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the state of being omnipotent; having unlimited power

Usage(s):

  1. In olden times, mainly the late 1990s, faith in Greenspan's omnipotence was expressed almost exclusively in positive terms.
  2. Children often have delusions of omnipotence, and perhaps adult megalomania derives from that, with a sinister admixture of the child's spirit of play and exhibitionism.
  3. Finally, his feckless battle plans in Afghanistan and Iraq were the result of his reflexive belief in American omnipotence and an underestimation of our enemies' intransigence.

News

  • Psychiatrists Explore Superman's Emotional Issues in Man of Steel (And Beyond)

    Some people say that Superman isn't the easiest character to identify with, either because he¿s too much of a ¿Boy Scout¿ with an antiquated moral code, or because his omnipotence and alien origin make him less relatable compared to other super-heroes who are more grounded in reality. But after taking a look at the deeper look into Superman's psyche, we beg to differ.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Wired News

Quotes

  1. "Interference of the State, the belief in the omnipotence of the State: that is a reaction to market failures," Mr Putin said in his keynote address at the opening of the four-day meeting. "There is a temptation to expand direct interference...
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Times Online

  2. "The climate alarmists believe in their own omnipotence, in knowing better than millions of rationally behaving men and women what is right or wrong," says Klaus.
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Vaclav Klaus Source: NewsByUs

  3. The Prime Minister was further criticised by the Church when Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, head of the Conference, warned against "men drunk on a delirium of their own greatness, who touch the illusion of omnipotence and distort moral...
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Angelo Bagnasco Source: Times Online

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