OBLIVION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBLIVION
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oblivion
 n.  condition or quality of being completely forgotten; official overlooking of offenses; amnesty
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Tom appeared from his oblivion as we were sitting down to supper together.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
2  And every time he was brought back from a moment of oblivion by a scream reaching him from the bedroom, he fell into the same strange terror that had come upon him the first minute.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 14
3  There had been a period of repose, and he had sunk into oblivion.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 15
4  The Gelerts and Hundons, evidently apprised of Bullock's departure before his resignation became public, left town abruptly, disappearing into that oblivion from which they had come.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
5  The sublimities, the perpetuities, might have left him as he was: but this tent pitched for a day's revelry spread a roof of oblivion between himself and his fixed sky.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
6  She must shut them out for a few hours; she must take a brief bath of oblivion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
7  There would be shelter; voices; oblivion.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
8  Never fear, good people of an anxious turn of mind, that Art will consign Nature to oblivion.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI
9  These were the last words spoken by the whelp, before a giddy drowsiness came upon him, followed by complete oblivion.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
10  Suffer me, also, madame," replied Villefort, "to add my earnest request to Mademoiselle de Saint-Meran's, that you will kindly allow the veil of oblivion to cover and conceal the past.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi.
11  Seek quietude and oblivion, so that you may return peaceably to France after a few years.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 91. Mother and Son.
12  Let her identity, her connection with yourself, be buried in oblivion: you are bound to impart them to no living being.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
13  I know likewise, that writers of travels, like dictionary-makers, are sunk into oblivion by the weight and bulk of those who come last, and therefore lie uppermost.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XII.
14  Poor girl, she has so much to forget that it is no wonder that sleep, if it brings oblivion to her, does her good.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
15  There were opium dens where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
Example Sentence:
1  Wind power presents too many advantages to be allowed to sink into oblivion.
2  An entire poor section of town was bombed into oblivion.
3  Alcoholics often suffer from periods of oblivion.
4  Sam longed for the oblivion of sleep.
5  This obsession is aimless and brainless and ends with your oblivion in American politics.
6  The only thing keeping McCain from oblivion is his image as a nonpartisan maverick.
7  The history of the field is littered with the carcasses of ventures that flourished spectacularly before either crashing to oblivion (SixDegrees, MySpace) or finding a niche in the ecosystem (LinkedIn).