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Meaning of OBLIVION

Pronunciation:  u'bliveeun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  total forgetfulness; "he sought the great oblivion of sleep"
  2. [n]  the state of being disregarded or forgotten

OBLIVION is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: limbo, obliviousness
 See Also: forgetfulness, obscurity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ob*liv"i*on\, n. [L. oblivio, akin to oblivisci to
forget: cf. OF. oblivion.]
1. The act of forgetting, or the state of being forgotten;
   cessation of remembrance; forgetfulness.

         Second childishness and mere oblivion. --Shak.

         Among our crimes oblivion may be set. --Dryden

         The origin of our city will be buried in eternal
         oblivion.                             --W. Irving.

2. Official ignoring of offenses; amnesty, or general pardon;
   as, an act of oblivion. --Sir J. Davies.

Syn: See {Forgetfulness}.

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