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Definition of "oblivion" []

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oblivion" in a sentence
  • "The real interesting story in oblivion is the one the player tells to himself using the tools at offered by the game's designers."
  • "It seems a little over the top especially the term oblivion for it has hapenned before has metane relase and as part fo the 5 previous great extinctions and hey the planet is as beautiful and life still thrives"
  • "Obozo is spending us in oblivion, failed stimulus, trillion dollar plus goverment run healthcare boondogle and his policies are hampering job growth and dragging on the recession."