oblivion


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oblivion \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.
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            Second childishness and mere oblivion. --Shak.
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            Among our crimes oblivion may be set. --Dryden
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            The origin of our city will be buried in eternal
            oblivion.                             --W. Irving.
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   2. Official ignoring of offenses; amnesty, or general pardon;
      as, an act of oblivion. --Sir J. Davies.
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   Syn: See Forgetfulness.
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