Oblivion is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of oblivion, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - total forgetfulness
EXAMPLES - Oblivion in a Sentence
- COSTELLO: Let's talk about another kind of oblivion, iPod oblivion. (source)
- After all, seeing Constituents blown to oblivion is bad for business. (source)
- This whole cycle of redistricting either party into oblivion is petty and foolish. (source)
- Why you want to maintain the same rhetoric that brought your party to oblivion is beyond me. (source)
- The GOP is racing to meet the Whigs in oblivion at full speed, so let them blow themselves up. (source)
- And in oblivion you can see the mountains far far out from your view, and apears small. ufdigga (source)
- But she did not want to die, she thought, even though the idea of oblivion was sometimes enticing. (source)
- BEHAR: Yea but Bush was the one who really spent us into oblivion which is why you ` re in this position. (source)
- Without that persistent memory-jogging the reputation would quickly fall into the oblivion which is death. (source)
- They were offered an act of "oblivion" or "abolition" provided they renounced their religion or quitted Scotland. (source)
- This spell was called oblivion in Gothic 2 but I guess they thought it wouldn't be such a good idea to use the name now. (source)
- So, the thought of our greatest and most treasured pieces of literature being burned into oblivion is supremely frightening. (source)
- The real interesting story in oblivion is the one the player tells to himself using the tools at offered by the game's designers. (source)
- All the third rate Schoenberg and Stockhausen imitations are resting in oblivion, along with most of the other music ever written. (source)
- The only way for Republicans to escape this rush to oblivion is to reject the elements that are disintegrating their ideological core. (source)
- I was going to use the seig heil pic myself, but I kinda like riding the nuke to oblivion which is the clintons 'campaign in a nutshell. (source)
- Besides, it is nothing wonderful, if a long series of evils should have buried, in a kind of oblivion, his dreams which indicated prosperity. (source)
- Then she was chasing penguins along the beach, riding on a sea elephant towards that absolute oblivion which is the brand of sleep they serve at (source)
- This may be the sport of fortune, the eddies and currents of life burying one in oblivion, and lifting another to a casual but envied distinction. (source)
- When one considers that McCain entered the new year in debt and still borrowing, how he managed to escape political oblivion is a pretty remarkable story. (source)
- Georgia authors named, for rescuing from the incoming tide of oblivion, which is fast obliterating all that was peculiar in the past civilization of a people (source)
- That word oblivion, which Mrs. Rindge had so aptly applied to the horse, was constantly on her lips, and it would not have surprised her if she had spoken it. (source)
- Human life is short and fleeting, and many millions of individuals share in it, who are swallowed by that monster of oblivion which is waiting for them with ever-open jaws. (source)
- It sounds like the end of a teenage infatuation or defeat in a fickle popularity contest, not the one way ticket into record label oblivion that it might actually represent. (source)
- It has preserved the name of a humble lieutenant of the Royal Navy and saved it from the oblivion which is the common lot of most brave men who do and dare when duty beckons. (source)
- How cutting 40,000 workers from state government won't contribute to California's already high unemployment rate and smash state revenues into oblivion is a Rubik few can explain. (source)
- Therefore it is that we are struck by hearing of the exposure of life and limb to the utmost peril, in oblivion, or recklessness of personal safety, in comparison with a higher object. (source)
- In me all human knowledge dwells, the oracle of oracles, past, present, future I reveal or in oblivion's silence seal; What I can preserve can perish never, what I forgo is lost forever. (source)
- Secondly, it might be a super win and absolutely necessary if the governments of the world, led by the United States, simply print their money into oblivion, which is what they are doing now. (source)
- A nifty new NameMapper tool demonstrates that we've got just what you'd expect: A choice of guys whose names peaked in the 1950s and 60s and have sunk down toward name oblivion in recent years. (source)
- In vain the inspiring sea shouts to this languid soul, in vain the heavens strive with its weakness; it still persists in regretting and seeks a refuge in oblivion from the pangs of present woe. (source)
- "Good enough" makes peace with mediocrity and settles comfortably into oblivion, which is where General Motors has been for the past two decades in the small-car segment of the U.S. automobile market. (source)
- The power of being sucked out of a plane and into oblivion which is the baby blue sky - so innocent and peaceful - until you're torpedoing down at a speed no less than 120 miles an hour - renders me speechless. (source)
- Andy may be right that Democratic leadership has made the decision that political oblivion is an acceptable cost for a one-time remaking of America that Republicans will find difficult to reverse in the next session. (source)
- M. Night and you may want to think that his slow descent to oblivion is all part of an evil plan by the Bush admisnistration (hey, haven't you noticed, they never accomplish what they plan!), but he should be so lucky. (source)
- There remained only his memory and his Intended -- and I wanted to give that up too to the past, in a way, -- to surrender personally all that remained of him with me to that oblivion which is the last word of our common fate. (source)
- There remained only his memory and his Intended -- and I wanted to give that up, too, to the past, in a way -- to surrender personally all that remained of him with me to that oblivion which is the last word of our common fate. (source)
- This year, he qualifies for the "oblivion" award -- a rather dramatic rise and fall, which can be linked to his stunningly bad response to Barack Obama's "Don't Call It The State Of The Union, Dammit" speech at the beginning of last year. (source)
- Bertie, whose other name was now lost in oblivion, and who was known as "Bertie Crocks" for purposes of identification, standing at the corner of the "Horse Repository," saw Miss Keith entering the doctor's office, and wondered again how any one ever thought a small town dull. (source)
- Feared by all and respected by none, hated by his worshippers and despised by himself, he rules, -- an object of pity and contempt: and when his power is past, his existence is forgotten; he lives on in an, oblivion which is to him worse than death, and the stings of memory goad him to the grave. (source)
- "We cannot fight empty air; I would almost sooner return and face foes into whose flesh I may feel my blade bite and know that I am selling my carcass dearly before I go down to that eternal oblivion which is evidently the fairest and most desirable eternity that mortal man has the right to hope for." (source)
- Though Ms Halprin may never have had the national or international fame of, say, Nikolais, she is actually less in danger of long-term oblivion because of her direct influence on, and encouragement of, generations of famous experimentalists, notably Merce Cunningham (there is an exceptional film clip of him as young dancer performing in her "Dance Deck") and Trisha Brown. (source)
- I had thoughts of introducing this performance to the public, by a dissertation of considerable length on this species of poetry; but I forbear to indulge anyself any further in such preliminary remarks, as the anxiety of authors is so apt to produce, from the reflection, that, however ingeniously written, they add little or nothing to the success of a good poem, and are utterly insufficient to am PREFACE. prevent that neglect, or oblivion, which is the inevitable fate of a bad one. (source)
- You have seen someone dearer than life die; but hours, days, or weeks of expectation have gradually prepared you for the last scene; and though you have seen the dear one die, and though you have wept yourself half blind and half dead, you have slept the sleep of utter oblivion, which is like death; but you have at last awakened and returned to consciousness to meet the shock of memory and the sense of sorrow a thousand times more overwhelming than the first blow of bereavement had been. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "oblivion" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 17 synonyms for oblivion.
Lethe, abeyance, amnesia, carelessness, disregard, forgetfulness, inadvertence, indifference, insensibility, insensibleness, neglect, nirvana, obliviousness, unawareness, unconcern, unconsciousness, unmindfulness
We have 7 antonyms for oblivion.
awareness, caring, concern, consciousness, regard, respect, understanding
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of oblivion from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The condition or quality of being completely forgotten: "He knows that everything he writes is consigned to posterity (oblivion's other, seemingly more benign, face)” ( Joyce Carol Oates).
- (noun) The act or an instance of forgetting; total forgetfulness: sought the great oblivion of sleep.
- (noun) Official overlooking of offenses; amnesty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The state of forgetfulness or distraction.
- (noun) The state of being completely forgotten.
- (noun) A state of permanent unconsciousness existing after death
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The act of forgetting, or the state of being forgotten; cessation of remembrance; forgetfulness.
- (noun) Official ignoring of offenses; amnesty, or general pardon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The state of being forgotten or lost to memory.
- (noun) The act or fact of forgetting; forgetfulness.
- (noun) A forgetting of offenses, or remission of punishment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) total forgetfulness
- (noun) the state of being disregarded or forgotten