OBLIVIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBLIVIOUS
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 a.  inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful
Classic Sentence:
1  Each night he added to the pattern of his fancies until drowsiness closed down upon some vivid scene with an oblivious embrace.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
2  Altogether I was lost in amazement, and sat staring at her, quite oblivious, I am afraid, of the laws of politeness.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
3  Vronsky, standing beside Oblonsky, watched the carriages and the passengers, totally oblivious of his mother.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: Chapter 17
4  "No," he broke in, and unconsciously, oblivious of the awkward position into which he was putting his companion, he stopped abruptly, so that she had to stop short too.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 21
5  During his oblivious attention he once quietly rested his head against Mrs. Pontellier's arm.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In V
6  Little Sebastijonas, aged three, had been wandering about oblivious to all things, holding turned up over his mouth a bottle of liquid known as "pop," pink-colored, ice-cold, and delicious.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
7  These intent regiments apparently were oblivious of all larger purposes of war, and were slugging each other as if at a matched game.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
8  In the background was one happy man dancing by himself, with closed eyes, totally oblivious of all the rest.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
9  For once at least in her life she was totally oblivious of the charm of her attitude.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
10  In the same way did Chichikov suddenly become oblivious to the scene around him.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
11  The Emperor moved forward evidently wishing to end the conversation, but the flushed and excited Italian, oblivious of decorum, followed him and continued to speak.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XI
12  Passers-by probably thought them a pair of harmless lunatics, for they entirely forgot to hail a bus, and strolled leisurely along, oblivious of deepening dusk and fog.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
13  I tried to get him to talk of the incident, but he blandly asked me questions as to what I meant, and led me to believe that he was completely oblivious of the affair.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence:
1  One can even travel to Ben Gurion Airport and remain oblivious to the concrete separation wall.
2  After finishing his apple, the porcupine waddles away, oblivious to the entertainment he's brought us.
3  He seemed oblivious to the fact that he had hurt her.
4  She lay motionless where she was, oblivious to pain.