Oblivion


Oblivion
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. [1913 Webster]

Second childishness and mere oblivion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Among our crimes oblivion may be set. --Dryden [1913 Webster]

The origin of our city will be buried in eternal oblivion. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

2. Official ignoring of offenses; amnesty, or general pardon; as, an act of oblivion. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Forgetfulness}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(Oblivion refers especially to the thing forgotten) / ,