Synonyms for oblivion

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-bliv-ee-uh n
Phonetic Transcription : əˈblɪv i ən

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Définition of oblivion

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun mental blankness
  • noun nothingness, obscurity
Example sentences :
  • His own public had unjustly neglected him, posterity consigned his operas to oblivion.
  • Extract from : « Handel » by Edward J. Dent
  • Thenceforth, all these royal souvenirs had passed into oblivion.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • And do not cast in oblivion that at the last I obeyed your wish and brought you safely to Riolama.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • And am I to be hurried along by this stream of corruption to infamy and oblivion!
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • But, Mr. Darnay, oblivion is not so easy to me, as you represent it to be to you.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • We sank into oblivion until the calling-bell brought us to our feet.
  • Extract from : « The Forest » by Stewart Edward White
  • The solemn stilness of the scene for a moment hushed the sorrows of Edwin into oblivion.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • The alarms and glories of the struggle with Napoleon buried it in oblivion.
  • Extract from : « Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle » by H. N. Brailsford
  • But he could show nothing of the kind, and his hypothesis has pretty well dropped into oblivion, as it deserved to do.
  • Extract from : « A Critical Examination Of The Position Of Mr. Darwin's Work, "On The Origin Of Species," In Relation To The Complete Theory Of The Causes Of The Phenomena Of Organic Nature » by Thomas H. Huxley
  • The words were, "Oblivion of injuries; pardon for offences."
  • Extract from : « Memoirs Of The Court Of Marie Antoinette, Queen Of France, Complete » by Madame Campan

Antonyms for oblivion

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