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oblivion
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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Definition
the state of being completely forgotten

or:

the state of being completely destroyed — typically so as to no longer exist

or:

a state of having lost all sense of what is going on — as during sleep or use of some drugs
  • Lourdes cure, waters of oblivion, and the Knock apparition, statues bleeding.
    Episode 5 — Lotus Eaters (63% in)
  • All the same Bloom (properly so dubbed) was rather surprised at their memories for in nine cases out of ten it was a case of tarbarrels and not singly but in their thousands and then complete oblivion because it was twenty odd years.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (68% in)

There are no more uses of "oblivion" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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