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noun as in nothingness, obscurity

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These words are also motivated to overcome oblivion, that malicious vermin that erodes memories.

The film is visually shrouded in darkness, with light serving mainly as a respite from the shadows, but it’s Maud’s psyche that’s toughest to confront — if only because her doomed progress toward her own oblivion is a horrifically relatable fate.

From Vox

Behind a row of sagging cabins and decades-old farm equipment, flat fields ran into the brambly branches of a leafless forest before fading into the oblivion of a dreary squall.

The pandemic has taken an industry that was already fending off threats on all sides and nudged it toward oblivion.

From Quartz

Reinvention is the holy grail of business, both for tech companies trying to bend the arc of the universe and old-line companies desperately attempting to stave off oblivion.

From Fortune

If opponents of gay rights are supposed to be retreating into oblivion, they missed the memo.

The team could sink into oblivion—or be bought by a beloved figure who could transform it.

That which gave him the power over me came back out of oblivion, where I had hoped to keep it.

Instead, one is headed to political oblivion, and the other is staring it in its face.

Not even a plan: just a wild lashing out, really, against oblivion.

He was contemporary with Milton, and preferred before him by critics of the day, but has now sunk into oblivion.

Could you have let them alone, by this time, poor Souls, they had been all peaceably buried in Oblivion!

After the total oblivion of the matter in his waking moments, he will sometimes recall all the details of the affair in a dream.

Sleep kindly came to some, and lulled their spirits into momentary oblivion.

Holding the violin aloft, he cried exultingly: Henceforth thou art mine, though death and oblivion lurk ever near thee!


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On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oblivion, such as: unconsciousness, abeyance, amnesia, carelessness, disregard, and forgetfulness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.