sink into oblivion

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Most articles don't even get that-they whizz past as a barely registered blip, then sink into oblivion. It might live on forever in Google, but in obscurity.
So all the events from this passing year do not sink into oblivion. Because our past year has been shared by God, then it is also sealed by God.
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The ritual will go on for weeks, and, in general, the speeches will all sink into oblivion as soon as they're delivered.
Things that only seek justification through superlatives sink into oblivion once overtaken by another structure somewhere else in the world.
Faced with the general decline in British seaside venues, it was faced with some tough choices: | sink into oblivion until the BBC chooses to use you as the basis for a successful sitcom; | pray for successive summers of unbroken sunshine; | ask the German government for an emergency bail-out; or | reinvent yourself in a light-hearted and creative way and invite the world along to join in the fun.
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Fans are still turning up in droves Green believes that will ensure the club don't sink into oblivion. and lub He said: "We have sold a lot of season ticket books - that's an endorsement son t if we ever needed it.
We must never let the memories of our martyrs to sink into oblivion who enriched the foundation of the country with their blood upon which the nation now stands.
Smiling cynically, he blows a puff, which fills the stage in bellows of smoke as the sextet of singers sink into oblivion.