But then, what reams of other manuscripts—filled, not with the dulness of official formalities, but with the thought of inventive brains and the rich effusion of deep hearts—had gone equally to oblivion; and that, moreover, without serving a purpose in their day, as these heaped-up papers had, and—saddest of all—without purchasing for their writers the comfortable livelihood which the clerks of the Custom-House had gained by these worthless scratchings of the pen.
There are no more uses of "oblivion" in the book.
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And if he kept his eye peeled quickly he would see himself, an instant before oblivion,
Ray Bradbury -- Fahrenheit 451
The ache inside Thomas was deep and gnawing, and he tried to sink further into oblivion.