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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.
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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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Having gone straight from academic life (the pair were both film school students in New York) to life as full-time musicians, Follin and Oblivion had barely paused for breath during an intensive three-year period of recording, touring and promotion.
Oblivion is compelling as a novel, but factor in the historical importance of this epoch in Russia's past and it becomes a necessary novel of Gulag literature.
The testing of seemingly solid worldviews by life's chaotic surprises lies at the heart of Oblivion, which plays at Connecticut's Westport Country Playhouse Aug.
"Current irregularities and rigging(s) in polls has pushed the already clouded Balochistan situation into more disappointed one , since fake Baloch leadership was promoted while shoving the 'original leadership' into oblivion", he alleged.
The 50-year-old actor took a break from promoting his latest film Oblivion with director Joseph Kosinski to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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Oblivion was filmed using Sony's newly-developed CineAlta F65 camera and is the first feature film to be mixed completely using the latest state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos surround sound tech- nology.
Oblivion, which looks fabulous with its brilliant technology, uses ideas from other sci-fi films and doesn't quite hit the spot.
Tom Cruise, who has already worked magic once in Steven Spielberg's Minority Report , tries the trick again with Oblivion .
Adapted by Iron director Joseph Kosinksi from his own graphic novel, Oblivion is the kind of bold, beautiful and brilliantly realised sci-fi film that Cruise has been waiting all of his life for.
Summary: Tom Cruise has revealed he works out every day at the Oblivion premiere.
So it's no surprise that the producers of 'Oblivion', his latest movie about an irradiated post-apocalyptical world, were delighted to have Cruise locked into the project.
NAB Show will feature back-to-back panel discussions with a session on Sam Raimi's 3D feature "Oz the Great and Powerful," preceded by a session on Academy Award winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda's upcoming film "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise, on Tuesday, April 9.
Oblivion tells the story of five powerful young people, from different cultural backgrounds, who when united can save the human race.
I also don't believe in "taxing the successful into oblivion." 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 because of the special tax treatment given to investment income.