[ US /əˈbɫɪviən/ ]
[ UK /əblˈɪvi‍ən/ ]
  1. the state of being disregarded or forgotten
  2. total forgetfulness
    he sought the great oblivion of sleep
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How To Use oblivion In A Sentence

  • He falls into a stupor, into utter oblivion of the world about him, becomes in turn excited and confused, his senses begin to functionate in a fallacious manner, and he thus succeeds in shutting out from consciousness, for the time being at least, the entire unbearable situation. Studies in Forensic Psychiatry
  • And that in itself becomes the great terrible mystery of the film - the monstrous enigma that propels the townspeople towards some inexplicable, and therefore, inextricable, oblivion.
  • If properly framed, some of those positions could be sold to Kentucky voters at least; others need to be "reframed" into oblivion. Rand Paul: No Babe in the Woods
  • Most of these duplicated segments are doomed to oblivion, because any proteins their genes produce are redundant.
  • Other options include Chaos, which whirls you into oblivion, and the Inverter, with its extreme G-force action. Las Vegas: Sights Beyond The Slots
  • As industry convention usually has rejection leading to oblivion, it's a record we were probably not supposed to notice. Times, Sunday Times
  • Gradually, as the years went by, Abercrombie and Gibson slipped into virtual oblivion.
  • Drowsiness overcame her, and she crumpled to the floor, letting herself sink into dark oblivion.
  • The times I was just having a beery laugh with my friends, times when we shared in each other's extrovert abandon, each other's dippy oblivion.
  • She quickly rose from oblivion to become a star for her courage and challenging character.
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