American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Forgetful; disposed to forget.
- Causing forgetfulness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Promoting oblivion; causing forgetfulness.
- adj. Evincing oblivion; forgetful.
- adj. (followed by `to' or `of') lacking conscious awareness of
- adj. failing to keep in mind
- From Latin obliviosus ("forgetful, oblivious") (Wiktionary)
“We believe he, either, is turning his Nelson's eye to the scientific reports, or, is plain oblivious of Peter Bergen's cogent and coherent articulation of the demerits of EITs as image destroyers for the US.”
“Still, many of us remain oblivious to the calamity.”
“When did Americans become so complacent that we remain oblivious to our severely limited number of lifeboats?”
““May you ever have naked women to toss tiny pickels an coo in oblivious delight at your witty urbane opener of foreign post”.”
“The fact that an offender may remain oblivious to that forgiveness is absolutely beside the point.”
“Then, it becomes like a Shakespearian play where the motives of the characters are visible to members of the audience, but the characters themselves remain oblivious to their unconscious motives that propel them along.”
“God almighty, how anyway can be that willfully oblivious is beyond my ability to comprehend.”
“As long as he is limited to the "tunnel vision" of an involved character, he must remain oblivious to the proximity of the flowing water:”
“My friend here, he gestures to the kid beside him who grins behind sunglasses oblivious, is a Bedouin.”
“While urging support to one group and opposition to another, neoconservative pundits remain oblivious to the connection of the various ideological groups to the larger population in Muslim societies and to one another.”
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