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Omnípotent. adj. [omnipotens, Lat.] Almighty; powerful without limit.

You were also Jupiter, a swan, for the love of Leda: oh omnipotent love! how near the god drew to the complexion of a goose? Shakesp. Merry Wives of Wind.

The perfect being must needs be omnipotent; both as self-existent and as immense: for he that his self-existent, having the power of being, hath the power of allbeing; equal to the cause of all being, which is to be omnipotent. Grew's Cosmol. b. i. c. 1.

Sources: Grew, Nehemiah (36) · Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (95)

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