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n.s. [omnipotentia, Lat.] Almighty power; unlimited power.

                              Whatever fortune
Can give or take, love wants not, or despises;
Or by his own omnipotence supplies.

As the soul bears the image of the divine wisdom, so this part of the body represents the omnipotency of God, whilst it is able to perform such wonderful effects. Wilkins.

The greatest danger is from the greatest power, and that is omnipotency. Tillotson, Serm. 1.

            Will omnipotence neglect to save,
The suffering virtue of the wise and brave.

Sources: Denham, John (75) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Tillotson, John (68) · Wilkins, John (32)

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