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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