- obliterative bronchitis,
Origin of oblivious
Examples from the Web for oblivious
Borges, at first, was oblivious to her absolute lack of intellectual acuity.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else|Allen Barra|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Panahi, however, refuses to be oblivious to what goes on in his country.
Letterman, however, was oblivious to this—which certainly seems to hold up based on his frazzled reaction in this clip.In Honor of David Letterman’s Pending Retirement, Watch His Wildest Interviews (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At one point, an oblivious girl asked whether the placard was a joke.
I might think, but apparently this man was oblivious to the fact that I could also hear.Why I Roofied Myself: A Model on Fashion and the Date-Rape Drug|Anonymous|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But by this time Jasmine had torn the envelope open, and was oblivious to all Daisy's comments.The Palace Beautiful|L. T. Meade
He was oblivious to all things in a moment, sleeping the sleep of utter exhaustion.The Cassowary|Stanley Waterloo
"Yes, bless his bright eyes," replied Peggy, oblivious now to all the world beside.The Bunsby papers|John Brougham
His faith does not make him oblivious of his danger, but it minimises his dread.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 2|Alexander Maclaren
The inventor was oblivious to his surroundings, and was busy figuring away on some paper.Tom Swift and his Airship|Victor Appleton
mid-15c., from Latin obliviosus "forgetful, that easily forgets; producing forgetfulness," from oblivion (see oblivion). Meaning "unaware, unconscious (of something)" is from 1862, formerly regarded as erroneous, this is now the general meaning and the word has lost its original sense of "no longer aware or mindful." Properly should be used with to, not of. Related: Obliviously; obliviousness.