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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Monday 25th May 2020
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ubiquitous (adjective) yu-BI-kwi-tus

Existing everywhere or seemingly existing everywhere.

It is hinted that the vogue of the tremendously successful but tyrannously ubiquitous "Ta-ra-ra-Boom-de-ay!" is beginning, at last, to wane.

Unattributed, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 102, June 11, 1892. Punch

And the Protestant brothers-in-law and nephews and nieces were making every possible combination in order to check such dark designs, and to save these important territories from the ubiquitous power of Spain.

John Lothrop Motley, History of United Netherlands from the death of William the Silent to the twelve years' truce1609. Amazon

The ubiquitous Sing was on hand during the interview, but from his expressionless face none might guess what was passing through the tortuous channels of his Oriental mind.

Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Monster Men. Amazon

In the decades since, copying has remained ubiquitous in the fashion industry.

James Surowiecki, The New Yorker, 24 September 2007. The New Yorker

By the time of the annual free concert at the beginning of December (featuring the likes of Lionel Richie or, this year, the ubiquitous Rihanna and her umbrella), there is usually plenty of snow on Ishgl's 210km of pistes (up to 2,870m), and even enough for some off-piste action.

Chris Madigan, Guardian Unlimited, 27 September 2007. Guardian Unlimited

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