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fall into oblivion

1. To become lost to obscurity; to not be known or remembered by anyone. The poet fell into oblivion after the war, only coming back into public awareness after an archive of his works was discovered in the basement of an abandoned warehouse in East Germany. He held a rather cynical view of parenthood, believing that people only had children to avoid falling into oblivion.
2. To enter into total unconsciousness. The last thing I remember was the doctor asking me to count to ten before the general anesthetic took effect and I fell into oblivion. He was so utterly exhausted that he fell into oblivion the moment my head hit the pillow.
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sink into oblivion

1. To become lost to obscurity; to not be known or remembered by anyone. The poet sank into oblivion after the war, only coming back into public awareness after an archive of his works was discovered in the basement of an abandoned warehouse in East Germany. He held a rather cynical view of parenthood, believing that people only had children to avoid sinking into oblivion.
2. To enter into total unconsciousness. The last thing I remember was the doctor asking me to count to ten before the general anesthetic took effect and I sank into oblivion. He was so utterly exhausted that he sank into oblivion the moment my head hit the pillow.
See also: oblivion, sink

sink into oblivion

Fig. to fade into obscurity. She may be famous now, but in no time she will sink into oblivion. In his final years, Wally Wilson sank into oblivion and just faded away.
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If any group is being taxed into oblivion, it is middle-income wage earners, who in many cases pay a higher marginal tax rate than very wealthy investors.
In those days, life was harsh, few lived into old age and oblivion was a blessing.
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1) Oblivion and the effort to bring back to memory are two faces of the same coin.
And it will be an oblivion which is richly deserved.
Oblivion was based on the land of Cyrodil, while Morrowind was based on its namesake.
Therefore, when I walk around this city, many things look like a fight between the oblivion and the insisting for things not to get erased from memory.
Here's hoping by finishing second in group nine we can avoid oblivion and make the play-offs.
He competed against fellow Gladiator Oblivion during the attempt.