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oblivion
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
the state of being completely destroyed or forgotten
  • Whenever his mind was wandering in the far past, he fell into this oblivion of their actual faces; they were not those of the lad and the little wench who belonged to that past.
    3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- Daylight on the Wreck (41% in)
  • ...these dead-tinted, hollow-eyed, angular skeletons of villages on the Rhone oppress me with the feeling that human life—very much of it—is a narrow, ugly, grovelling existence, which even calamity does not elevate, but rather tends to exhibit in all its bare vulgarity of conception; and I have a cruel conviction that the lives these ruins are the traces of were part of a gross sum of obscure vitality, that will be swept into the same oblivion with the generations of ants and beavers.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (22% in)
  • Behind all the delicious visions of these last hours, which had flowed over her like a soft stream, and made her entirely passive, there was the dim consciousness that the condition was a transient one, and that the morrow must bring back the old life of struggle; that there were thoughts which would presently avenge themselves for this oblivion.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (99% in)

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