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oblivion
used in Oryx and Crake

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
  • That had been the milder form: the single man at the window, drinking himself into oblivion to the mournful strains of the tango.
    p. 166.0
  • And the temporary oblivion of sex.
    p. 11.1

There are no more uses of "oblivion" in Oryx and Crake.

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