Examples of oblivious in a Sentence
- They were pushing and shouting and oblivious to anyone not in their group. —P. J. O'Rourke, Rolling Stone, 14 Nov. 1996
- Prentice looked up from his food, which he had been steadily shovelling in, completely oblivious of everyone. —Antonya Nelson, New Yorker, 9 Nov. 1992
- Oblivious of any previous decisions not to stand together … , the three stood in a tight group … —Doris Lessing, The Good Terrorist, 1985
- Father was oblivious to the man's speculative notice of his wife. —E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime, 1974
- She rested now, frankly and fairly, in the shelter of his arms, and both were oblivious to the gale that rushed past them in quicker and stronger blasts. —Jack London, Burning Daylight, 1910
the out-of-state motorist claimed to be oblivious of the local speed limit, even though the signs must have been hard to miss
Recent Examples of oblivious from the Web
This Is Us,’’ but also to director Jennifer Chambers and to her exemplary cast, which includes Douglas Rees as Tim, Della’s good-hearted but oblivious husband.
My mother, happily oblivious to all that had gone on, was quick to brush it aside.
Some victims were drunk, drugged, wearing dark clothing at midnight, jaywalking or just oblivious to danger.
Two summers ago, a YouTube video showed at least 15 people jumping in, apparently oblivious to the water's safety.
An oblivious transition among personal electronics devices, from specialized to general use, for another.
On this morning, Maria, now 78, sits at a table just steps away from her daughter, doing a word-search puzzle, oblivious to the conversation or the family dog who’s scratching at the door to be let in.
The oblivious young lion was then in for quite the surprise.
Henry, bless his oblivious heart, is away at college and hasn't the slightest clue what the rest of the family is up to.
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How to Use Oblivious in a Sentence: does it go with 'of' or 'to'?
Oblivious usually has to do with not being conscious or aware of someone or something. When used with this meaning, it can be followed by either to or of:
The cat had crept in silently, and we were oblivious to its presence in the room.
There was no chance that anyone could be oblivious of the dog, though; it greeted everyone in the room with frisky leaps.
Oblivious can also have to do with forgetfulness, and when it's used this way, it is often followed by of (but not to):
The child had brought in a snake she'd discovered in the garden, oblivious of the promise she'd made to leave all found creatures outside.
Whatever meaning of oblivious you choose to use, the noun that correlates with this adjective is obliviousness:
Our obliviousness to the cat's presence in the room was quickly corrected by the dog's discovery of the cat under the chair.
The noun oblivion is related to both, of course, but it is not the noun form of oblivious.
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OBLIVIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oblivious for English Language Learners
: not conscious or aware of someone or something
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