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  • adjective Greek mythology Of or relating to the river Lethe, one of the four rivers of Hades. Those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness.
  • adjective by extension Of or relating to death or forgetfulness.

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  • In fact, one of the best moments of contrast on the whole album occurs in the middle section, where "Lethean", the album's heaviest track, is bookended by two of its most melodic, "Forsaken" and "Oblivion".

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  • In fact, one of the best moments of contrast on the whole album occurs in the middle section, where "Lethean", the album's heaviest track, is bookended by two of its most melodic, "Forsaken" and "Oblivion".

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  • But by the same token, tracks like "Year of Affliction", "Lethean", and "Suffocate" show that the band is equally able to thrash just as hard as any "tough-guy" hardcore band in the modern scene.

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  • In fact, one of the best moments of contrast on the whole album occurs in the middle section, where "Lethean", the album's heaviest track, is bookended by two of its most melodic, "Forsaken" and "Oblivion".

    PopMatters

  • But by the same token, tracks like "Year of Affliction", "Lethean", and "Suffocate" show that the band is equally able to thrash just as hard as any "tough-guy" hardcore band in the modern scene.

    PopMatters

  • But by the same token, tracks like "Year of Affliction", "Lethean", and "Suffocate" show that the band is equally able to thrash just as hard as any "tough-guy" hardcore band in the modern scene.

    PopMatters

  • But for the most accomplished jurists the Lethean draught was entirely superfluous.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Obama Elaborates on “Empathy,” What He Wants in a Supreme Court Nominee:

  • The boundless opportunities of this heaven of legal concepts were open to all properly qualified jurists, provided only they drank the Lethean draught which induced forgetfulness of terrestrial human affairs.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Obama Elaborates on “Empathy,” What He Wants in a Supreme Court Nominee:

  • What Lethean waters were these floods of telegraphed intelligence!

    Sister Carrie

  • But this Lethean medicine to a wounded mind was but a temporary blessing; the entrance of La Motte dissolved the illusions of the page, and awakened her to a sense of her own situation.

    The Romance of the Forest

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