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Origin of oblivion
Examples from the Web for oblivion
The team could sink into oblivion—or be bought by a beloved figure who could transform it.How to Rescue the Clippers From Donald Sterling’s Racist Clutches|Jesse Lawrence|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That which gave him the power over me came back out of oblivion, where I had hoped to keep it.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And then the next red-hot development on some other front will emerge rendering the acronym to oblivion.Why I’m Not Worried About Dying From a Superbug, and You Shouldn’t Be, Either|Kent Sepkowitz|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But when you try to oust the queen, you better be successful, lest she decides to relegate you to oblivion.
I was right, but the last word you get in as the still living is a hollow thing, trailing off, as it does, into oblivion.
Mr. Brookes wept a little and laughed a little, and reminded them of the oblivion that awaited all their little quarrels.Spring Days|George Moore
Disappointment, drudgery, oblivion, and poverty are often the portion of the less fortunate ones.Inventors & Inventions|Henry Robinson
The rambling thoughts in Dawson's brain slid off into oblivion.Dave Dawson on the Russian Front|R. Sidney Bowen
It is better to lull the guilty person or persons into the belief that the crime has passed into oblivion.A Mysterious Disappearance|Gordon Holmes
His death consigned the crime to oblivion; no one remembered it against her and her children.Cobwebs and Cables|Hesba Stretton
Word Origin for oblivion
late 14c., "state or fact of forgetting," from Old French oblivion (13c.) and directly from Latin oblivionem (nominative oblivio) "forgetfulness; a being forgotten," from oblivisci (past participle oblitus) "forget," originally "even out, smooth over, efface," from ob "over" (see ob-) + root of levis "smooth," from PIE *lei-w-, from root *(s)lei- "slime, slimy, sticky" (see slime (n.)). Meaning "state of being forgotten" is early 15c.