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used in Howards End

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the state of being completely forgotten


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


a state of having lost all sense of what is going on — as during sleep or use of some drugs
  • The "thundering good sort" might at any moment become "a fellow for whom I never did have much use, and have less now," and be shaken off cheerily into oblivion.
    Chapter 25 (12% in)
  • Preachers or scientists may generalise, but we know that no generality is possible about those whom we love; not one heaven awaits them, not even one oblivion.
    Chapter 34 (5% in)
  • The anodyne of muddledom, by which most men blur and blend their mistakes, never passed Leonard's lips— "And if I drink oblivion of a day, So shorten I the stature of my soul."
    Chapter 41 (31% in)

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