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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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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.
See also: oblivion, sink
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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ISLAMABAD -- National Commission for Human Development (NCHD)'s Adult Literacy Programme (ALP) is sinking into oblivion as the project cycle (PC-1) for the phase-II is waiting for approval of the Ministry Education and Professional Training.
ISLAMABAD:National Commission for Human Development (NCHD)'s Adult Literacy Programme (ALP) is sinking into oblivion as the project cycle (PC-1) for the phase-II is waiting for approval of the Ministry Education and Professional Training.
And, just as the prospect of sinking into oblivion stares him in the face, there's also the party tearing at the seams and rumours of more 'lotas' about to switch parties becoming stronger by the hour.
Alfonso, of Uddingston, Lanarkshire said: "Many of the buildings represent remarkable works of architecture left to decay, sinking into oblivion and taking with them a piece of local heritage.
They wrote, "There is no question that regional, folk and traditional music, when threatened with sinking into oblivion, need to be supported.
Or will one have to make do with putting one's head down on the desk before sinking into oblivion?
It adds poignancy to the fact that the Royal Iris, rather than sitting proudly on the Mersey as an equally attractive tourist draw, is almost sinking into oblivion in the Thames.
Until a few months ago, there was a lot of speculation and discussion in security circles about new, effective ways to prevent the alliance from sinking into oblivion, at least in public perception.
I imagined cutting both my wrists and sinking into oblivion in a quiet, hot mist.
The oral history is sinking into oblivion due to the heavy assimilation policy and linguicide.
They have a pack of wolves after them now in the second tier and unless they get their finger out the once great club is in danger of not only being in ruins and rubble, but also sinking into oblivion.
BEFORE the chairmanship of Paul Thompson had prevented Albion from sinking into oblivion, and the sharp business brain of present chief Jeremy Peace had steered the club into calmer waters, the Baggies were grateful for the financial help of more than 1,400 devoted fans.
This time, when dark clouds visited them and it felt like they were sinking into oblivion, they called it an Act of God.
In recent memory Jessica Garlick, James Fox, Niki French and Lindsay Dracass have all tried and spectacularly failed to win the contest before sinking into oblivion, and it's a safe bet you could bump into one of 1995's entrants Love City Groove down at the supermarket without knowing who they were.
"He slipped away quietly' just a yearning glance, a feeble clutching at space, and then a gentle sinking into oblivion, with his head on his arms."