Examples of usage:

  1. But on the question of getting start of the sun on the day's business, and clearing her conscience of the necessary sum of meals and the consequent 'washing up' as soon as possible, so that the family might be well in bed at nine, Mrs. Jerome was susceptible; and the present lingering pace of things, united with Mr. Jerome's unaccountable obliviousness, was not to be borne any longer. "Scenes of Clerical Life" by George Eliot
  2. Miss Trotter affected obliviousness, but was silent; perhaps she thought her employer was better able to take care of himself than Mr. Calton. "From Sand Hill to Pine" by Bret Harte
  3. He was in that mood of vacant obliviousness of the ordinary affairs of life which long drifting on calm seas induces. "The Simpkins Plot" by George A. Birmingham
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