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n.s. [omnis and scientia, Lat.] Boundless knowledge; infinite wisdom.

In all this misconstruction of my actions, as I have no judge but God above me, so I can have comfort to appeal to his omniscience. King Charles.

Thinking by this retirement to obscure himself from God, he infringed the omnisciency and essential ubiquity of his maker, who as he created all things, so is he beyond and in them all. Brown's Vulgar Errours, b. i.

An immense being does strangely fill the soul; and omnipotency, omnisciency, and infinite goodness, enlarge the spirit while it fixtly looks upon them. Burnet.

Since thou boast'st th' omniscience of a God,
Say in what cranny of Sebastian's soul,
Unknown to me, so loath'd a crime is lodg'd?

Sources: Browne, Thomas (203) · Burnet, Thomas (45) · Charles I (27) · Dryden, John (788)

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