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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 state of being completely destroyed or forgotten
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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.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • It is only when a clapper brings his hands together that the lie reveals itself, abandoning the clapper in that final instant so that he exits this world utterly alone, without so much as a lie to accompany him into oblivion.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • There is only the future now He sinks into a dark oblivion.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • I was the girl who battled oblivion and won.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • My whole life I’d been led to believe that Gregory Illea was a hero, the person who saved our country when we were on the edge of oblivion.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Why do you think I evaporated him into oblivion?
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • The future will erase everything there’s no level of fame or genius that allows you to transcend oblivion.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Drugged themselves to oblivion.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • This gentle, painless easing of his human body into oblivion would be the final gift.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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  • It hesitated for a moment, wobbling there on the edge of oblivion, and then pitched decisively forward and fell, tumbling end over end in beautiful balletic slow-motion.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • But now, when I looked in dismay at Allie, who was champing at the bit to get back to her oblivion; when I thought about whether Pennsatucky would be able to keep it together and prove herself the good mom that she aspired to be; when I worried about my many friends at Danbury whose health was crushed by hepatitis and HIV; and when I saw in the visiting room how addiction had torn apart the bonds between mothers and their children, I finally understood the true consequences of my own…
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • But just as Lyra’s love had drawn him back from past the final door before, so this time Lanre’s power forced him to return from sweet oblivion.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And though the implication is that I am the sort who is always careful and preparing, I think that’s not right, either; in fact I feel I have not really been living anywhere or anytime, not for the future and not in the past and not at all of-the-moment, but rather in the lonely dream of an oblivion, the nothing-of-nothing drift from one pulse beat to the next, which is really the most bloodless marking-out, automatic and involuntary.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I couldn’t remember what they were, but I had dispelled them many times, swatting them into oblivion with no more effort than I would a swarm of gnats.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Famished but with no prospect of food, in a cramped room filled with strangers, mercifully, I quickly sank into the oblivion of sleep.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • With the tines of her fork, Molly mashes the hamburger into her plate, hoping to grind it into oblivion.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • "I went to the can and you could’ve ignited yourself into oblivion.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • When she has finished the dishes, she leads Frederick out onto the elevated patio, as is their routine, where he sits with his bib still around his neck, staring into oblivion.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • For a second I feel relieved: My body is prickling, like I’ve been stuck with needles all over my skin, and all I want to do is lie back against the softness of my pillows and sink into the darkness and oblivion of sleep, wait for the sharp pain in my head to dissipate.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • She is gone, disappeared into some otherworldly oblivion of pain.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • On a whim, he had once traveled to Florida with a group of friends, bought the boat which Humphrey Bogart captained in the film The African Queen, and brought it back to Yamacraw Island, where it survived a year then rotted slowly into oblivion.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • A few beds over, one of the girls had finally dropped off into the oblivion of sleep, and her snores were helping to cover our conversation.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • But it was my father, last surviving son of my grandmother’s six children, who rescued the trove from its musty oblivion amid the termites and the spiders and the mice.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I enter sleep angry and dread waking up, and when I do wake I lie beside the sleeping body of Jon, in our bed, listening to the rhythm of his breathing and resenting him for the oblivion he still controls.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • If you take the statue, you’ll disappear with it forever, right into oblivion.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I burrowed into the warm curve of his shoulder, letting my tired mind fall through the layers of oblivion.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I didn’t want to waste what I had on a few hours of oblivion only to wake up again in my cage (or, worse: in a Dutch hospital with no passport).
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Even through the haze of summer you can see the cleared pockets of land that were once forest, now logged into oblivion.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • In a blizzard, you can get lost in a matter of yards and wander off course into oblivion.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • His oblivion of them made one at least faintly uncomfortable.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Tired, hungry, and desperate to pee, but not falling into oblivion.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • His mother’s phone number, jotted down with a felt-tip pen, blurred into oblivion.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • And a real world that he had blasted into oblivion.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • So I let the train rock me into oblivion.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • You said you fear oblivion?
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • A painless oblivion.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • He walked the fine line of scaring her into oblivion and soothing her enough to keep her calm.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • I wished he had let me live on in my oblivion.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Any misstep, any misunderstood word might set Watanabe off, leaving him smashing teapots, upending tables, and pounding his guests into oblivion.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • "I’d a little rather not be the polo player," said Tom pleasantly, "I’d rather look at all these famous people in — in oblivion."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • But, as in her dream, the pictures evaporated into oblivion.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The peacock jumped onto the hood of the Buick and once more spread its tail, sending the flashy Buick into oblivion.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • But Claire had seen what I had—his look bearing down—his wanting something unspoken that to give him would equal our oblivion.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • To get on them would require taking a step over the oblivion of the deep hole beneath us.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I had groggily surrendered myself to oblivion when the car stopped.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • She was leaning on the wall beneath the train trestle, head bowed, one hand squeezing her eyes, as if the tears that flowed out of them could be squeezed into oblivion.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • The last moment before seeing a shell hit the ground, feeling the wing blown from my plane and the dizzying nosedive into oblivion, the warehouse roof falling down at me while I’m pinned helplessly to my cot.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I had gone from being proud to say my age—because of all I had done so young—to not bringing it up, for fear I was getting too close to forty and, therefore, professional oblivion.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
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