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Omniscience

Ea
shrewd god; knew everything in advance. [Babylonian Myth.: Gilgamesh]
God
knows all: past, present, and future. [Christianity and Judaism: NCE, 1098–1099]
Santa Claus
he knows who has been bad or good. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
Sphinx
ancient Egyptian symbol of all-knowingness. [Heraldry: Halberts, 38]
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An omniscient God, lest we forget, would have been present when this movie was pitched, and at the early read-through of the script.
Grass usefully shows how the "self-account" intensifies and personalizes the monitoring effects that may be achieved through the workings of narrative in the omniscient novel, but to designate the first-person novel as the primary site that reflects the effects of imprisonment is only to observe that these effects are displayed most directly and literally in that context.
Obviously some historical documentaries require an omniscient narrator because the available visual documentation is inadequate, or because the analysis or interpretation is too complex to be presented through images.
The items hypothesized to measure omniscient authority (items 2, 4, and 6) loaded on factors 1, 2, and 3.
Securitas products integrate easily into the Omniscient architecture to provide integrated fault, performance, and real-time security status reporting across an enterprise network.
Publisher Random House is looking for somebody who writes "in a commanding and darkly comic omniscient voice" to pen the sequel to 'The Godfather'.
So far, they have collectively demonstrated a polite indifference while the Pap smear and women's health slowly lose ground to the unattainable zero-error standard and the omniscient professional witness.
3] so that the feminist historians' claim to contribute a distinctive perspective seems to stand for "self-regard" rather than the idealized "invisibility" of the omniscient narrator.
At the same time, Mark Kingwell and Dominique Wolton help bring our Internet illusion down to earth, reminding us that however speedy and omniscient such technology makes us feel, there are no such shortcuts in the search for genuine knowledge.
With increased cases of chicanery in giant corporations, the market as it was worshipped for such a long time and with such fervour is suddenly seen to be less omniscient than it was.
An omniscient narrator relates bulletins about the past and future of virtually everyone who crosses the screen, including the sundry fates of those 23 marauding pigs.
State-run television (known affectionately among Bangkok journos as "monks' and soldiers' TV," since it doesn't feature any other Burmese), lavishly praises the omniscient generals, who alternatively promise democracy and strengthen the secret police's hold on Burmese society.