CHAPTER XXII THE GREAT BARN AND THE SHEEP-SHEARERS Men thin away to insignificance and oblivion quite as often by not making the most of good spirits when they have them as by lacking good spirits when they are indispensable.
Gabriel hoped that the whole truth of the matter might not be published till at any rate the girl had been in her grave for a few days, when the interposing barriers of earth and time, and a sense that the events had been somewhat shut into oblivion, would deaden the sting that revelation and invidious remark would have for Bathsheba just now.
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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.