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oblivion

OBLIV'ION, n. [L. oblivio.]

1. Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance.

Among our crimes oblivion may be set.

2. A forgetting of offenses, or remission of punishment. An act of oblivion is an amnesty, or general pardon of crimes and offenses, granted by a sovereign, by which punishment is remitted.



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OBLIV'ION, n. [L. oblivio.]

1. Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance.

Among our crimes oblivion may be set.

2. A forgetting of offenses, or remission of punishment. An act of oblivion is an amnesty, or general pardon of crimes and offenses, granted by a sovereign, by which punishment is remitted.

OB-LIV'I-ON, n. [L. oblivio.]

  1. Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance. Among our crimes oblivion may be set. Dryden.
  2. A forgetting of offenses, or remission of punishment. An act of oblivion is an amnesty, or general pardon of crimes and offenses, granted by a sovereign, by which punishment is remitted.

Ob*liv"i*on
  1. The act of forgetting, or the state of being forgotten; cessation of remembrance; forgetfulness.

    Second childishness and mere oblivion. Shak.

    Among our crimes oblivion may be set. Dryden

    The origin of our city will be buried in eternal oblivion. W. Irving.

  2. Official ignoring of offenses; amnesty, or general pardon; as, an act of oblivion.

    Sir J. Davies.

    Syn. -- See Forgetfulness.

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Oblivion

OBLIV'ION, noun [Latin oblivio.]

1. Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance.

Among our crimes oblivion may be set.

2. A forgetting of offenses, or remission of punishment. An act of oblivion is an amnesty, or general pardon of crimes and offenses, granted by a sovereign, by which punishment is remitted.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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GOLDSMITH, n. An artisan who manufactures vessels and ornaments of gold and silver.

1. A banker; one who manages the pecuniary concerns of others. [Goldsmiths were formerly bankers in England, but in America the practice does not exist, nor is the word used in this sense.]

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