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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLACKOUT

A Blackout is quite effective—it's hard to hit what you can't see.

But Barney, the stick-man who'd felt my Blackout, caught on a lot quicker.

Well, he certainly wasn't much of a perceptive, or he would have been able to handle the Blackout himself.

My Blackout victim was reaching out, trying to find something he could use to raise himself to his feet.

I picked her up in my arms and carried her to the same sawdust-strewn private dining room where I'd given Barney the Blackout.

WORD ORIGIN

also black-out, 1908 in the theatrical sense of a darkened stage, from black + out. Figurative sense of "loss of memory" is 1934 (verb and noun); as a dousing of lights as an air raid precaution, it is recorded from 1935. Verbal phrase black out, in reference to printed or written matter deemed objectionable and covered in black ink, is attested from 1888.

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amnesia

nounmemory loss
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