fall into oblivion

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.
See also: fall, oblivion
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The least we can do is not to allow innocent victims to fall into oblivion and denial of crimes committed,' this Association said in a statement.
The opera itself would fall into oblivion for a long time to come, until it was finally staged, with the libretto translated into Czech, in 1938, at the Czech Theatre in Olomouc.
I don't know whether he will turn out to be a brilliant manager, or fall into oblivion, but what I do know is we have a man who passionately cares and is desperate to turn our club around against all the odds.
But in a world where nothing ever disappears completely, historical sub-disciplines, like ideologies, fall from grace for decades or longer, but they never fall into oblivion. Thus, a renaissance in political history is upon us, and the sole surprise is that the revival has been under way since the mid 1990s.
Peshev's story was allowed to fall into oblivion even by survivors themselves.
Unless a hero with a very large wallet comes along to rescue them then, like Troy, they look set to fall into oblivion. What's more they may drag the rest of Europe into boiling waters with them.
Groarke gives an account of the architectural decay that occurred as building after building fell victim to demolition, arson, or abandonment following the fall into oblivion of Brantford's manufacturing economy.
Australian Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) finished in a group 10 seconds behind to become the first world champion to take the Tour race leader's yellow jersey since Greg LeMond in 1990 but Armstrong saw his dreams of winning another title fall into oblivion.
Australian Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) finished in a group ten seconds behind to become the first world champion to take the Tour race leader's yellow jersey since Greg LeMond in 1990 but Armstrong saw his dreams of winning another title fall into oblivion.
Real breakthroughs were announced in the field of drones before the great 'Le Bourget Salon', like long-awaited live demonstrations of drones in the Napoleonic skies, but how long will it be before such events become the norm and fighter aircraft cutting up scars into the flesh of the skies to fill them up with seemingly soothing wing-tip generated smoke fall into oblivion? Probably as long as it took for television to fully switch from black and white to colour.
"This endeavor comes in support of our plan to hone our children's talents, energy and creative abilities, so that they do not fade away or fall into oblivion," Ms.
In the volume, Carlyle argues that heroes sculpt great civilizations--Rome, Egypt, or Ethiopia--that fall into oblivion when heroes are killed or oppressed.
Dunn himself eliminates the use of each letter as the tiles fall into oblivion. A fun and easy read.
France, Spain and Hungary note that "while monuments are in danger of physical erosion, our-non material cultural heritage may fall into oblivion", should it not be recorded or remembered.