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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OBLIVIOUS

They quite blocked the pathway, oblivious to everything but their outraged feelings.

The good lady, oblivious to the humorous side of her greeting, flushed in anger.

Martin was now talking to himself, oblivious to his wife's presence, indifferent to her.

And twice he had been oblivious to that token of their maturing understanding.

He tried to back away from her, oblivious to the fact that by his hold on her he dragged her after him.

But Carr was oblivious of the warning looks cast in his direction.

The Abbe fell in love with Albine, and, oblivious of his vows, broke them.

The inflamed Jake was oblivious to everything but his own purpose.

And Galusha, for that matter, seemed quite as oblivious of him.

For some moments they groped there on hands and knees, oblivious of all else.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OBLIVIOUS

absentee

adjectivenot being present
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