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
Music is a distraction, and the players with headphones usually end up slowing the game down, and are oblivious to what’s going on around them.
Now some reaction Bruh these ESPN guys are saying Grayson Allen hipchecking an oblivious player is a normal basketball play.
The law enforcement officer then resorted to zig-zagging back and forth between the left and the right lanes, but Chiappone was reportedly oblivious.
Upstairs, in tiny, wood-paneled The Wellington Pub, chill millennials threw darts and nursed craft beers, happily oblivious to the subterranean shenanigans.
In the Catholic Church at the moment, those at the top are aware of a mounting crisis — indeed, many of them are fomenting it — but the average Sunday Mass-goer is blissfully oblivious.
Even more oblivious is the Wades’ dumpy 15-year-old daughter Shirley (Gaby French).
When a gorgeous movie star full of wine stumbles off a quarter-million-dollar yacht in her nightgown and drowns, while her actor-husband sits oblivious with her film co-star a few yards away, people will talk.
With a single step, the oblivious Besecker slid onto the asphalt and lost his balance, but was miraculously able to rise to his feet—only to then be sent hurtling down the rest of the sloped pathway.
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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.
in the dark;
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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