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  • Come hither! bury thyself in a life which, to your now equally abhorred and abhorring, landed world, is more oblivious than death.
  • Sweet childhood of air and sky! how oblivious were ye of old Ahab’s close-coiled woe!
  • Lo! ye believers in gods all goodness, and in man all ill, lo you! see the omniscient gods oblivious of suffering man; and man, though idiotic, and knowing not what he does, yet full of the sweet things of love and gratitude.
  • At length as the craft was cast to one side, and ran ranging along with the White Whale’s flank, he seemed strangely oblivious of its advance—as the whale sometimes will—and Ahab was fairly within the smoky mountain mist, which, thrown off from the whale’s spout, curled round his great, Monadnock hump; he was even thus close to him; when, with body arched back, and both arms lengthwise high-lifted to the poise, he darted his fierce iron, and his far fiercer curse into the hated whale.

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  • She is oblivious to the dangers.
  • She’s a happy girl—oblivious to most of the unhappiness around her.

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