1. total forgetfulness
    he sought the great oblivion of sleep
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How To Use obliviousness In A Sentence

  • For two weeks the shuttle had been looping the globe to the obliviousness of the vast majority of the world's population, which was largely preoccupied with the fate of Iraq.
  • While hiking in Shenandoah National Park recently I was struck not by the number of families in an old-growth hemlock grove called the Limberlost, but by their obliviousness to the dead and dying trees around them.
  • I think his ignorance and obliviousness for considering other possibilities is his weakness here. Think Progress » Congress Explicitly Said War Resolution Did Not Expand Executive Power
  • In this view, Americans' obliviousness ended with an outbreak of nostalgia at the turn of the century, fanned by general concern over the heedless pace of industrial society.
  • Sharron Angle sank to new lows of obliviousness when she told a classroom of Hispanic kids in Las Vegas: "Some of you look a little more Asian to me.
  • Marcopolo the Ramrod's letter is easily an open insult to the 70% of Americans who make less than 25K/year, but beyond that, it beautifully exposes an appalling obliviousness to the state of our country by certain advantaged members of society, as well as an absolute disregard for those who do not share their tax bracket. Edward Murray: The Poor Top Two Percent
  • Whether out of delicacy or a profound obliviousness, he didn't comment on the gangrenous-looking excrescence at the centre of my face. DOUBTING THOMAS
  • Most of all, I despise his complete obliviousness to the fact that anyone who has spent much time wading through the pious, obscurantist, jargon-filled cant that now passes for ‘advanced’ thought in the humanities already knows that his advocates are an amalgamation of hopeless cutthroats, mumpish criticasters, and other incoherent subversive-types.
  • Their three outstanding attitudes - obliviousness to the growing disaffection of constituents, primacy of self-aggrandizement, illusion of invulnerable status - are persistent aspects of folly.
  • This obliviousness by American secularists is what has contributed greatly to the rise of religious fundamentalism in the U.S., and the destruction of seperation of church and state. Sharia
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