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Word every Darling should know: Ubiquitous

Why this word?
I have always been an advocate for being truly present in any given situation. For example, if I am visiting with my family, I put all technology away and focus on my loved ones. While I would happily live my life with a rotary telephone, a record player, and a vintage typewriter, lately I’ve found myself much more attached to technology than usual. Case in point, I recently took a family vacation to the Hamptons, where we stayed in a beautiful home just minutes from the beach. Despite the relaxing surroundings and presence of loved ones, I kept checking my email. My mother kindly and warmly pointed out my recent technological dependence: “Sweetheart, that phone of yours is proving to be quite ubiquitous.” Ironically, I used my phone to look up the definition of the word ubiquitous: “Existing or being everywhere.” Lo and behold, she was right! My phone was ubiquitous; it was ever-present during lunch, a walk on the beach, a stroll through town, and even on our indiscreet (but quite harmless) stalking of Jerry Seinfeld’s and Paul McCartney’s homes. Now, if only I could be ubiquitous in order to fully appreciate my vacation while also meeting all my editing deadlines.

Definition: ubiquitous (adj.) pronunciation: yoo-bik-wi-tuhs
1. Existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time

Use this word in a sentence: The ubiquitous fog prevented her from driving that night.

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