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Omniscient

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Omníscient. adj. [omnis and scio, Lat.] Infinitely wise; knowing without bounds; knowing every thing.

By no means trust to your own judgment alone; for no man is omniscient. Bacon's Adv. to Villiers.

                        What can 'scape the eye
Of God all-seeing, or deceive his heart
Omniscient?
Milton's Paradise Lost, b. x.

Whatsoever is known, is some way present; and that which is present, cannot but be known by him who is omniscient. South's Sermons.

Omniscient master, omniscient king,
To thee, to thee, my last distress I bring.
Prior.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Milton, John (449) · Prior, Matthew (162) · South, Robert (158)

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