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oblivion
 
SYLLABICATION:o·bliv·i·on
PRONUNCIATION:  -blv-n
NOUN:1. The condition or quality of being completely forgotten: “He knows that everything he writes is consigned to posterity (oblivion's other, seemingly more benign, face)” (Joyce Carol Oates). 2. The act or an instance of forgetting; total forgetfulness: sought the great oblivion of sleep. 3. Official overlooking of offenses; amnesty.
ETYMOLOGY:Middle English, from Old French, from Latin oblvi, oblvin-, from oblvsc, to forget. See lei- in Appendix I.
 
 
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