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Definitions of conscious

  1. intentionally conceived; " a conscious effort to speak more slowly"; " a conscious policy"
  2. knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts; " remained conscious during the operation"; " conscious of his faults"; " became conscious that he was being followed"
  3. showing realization or recognition or something; followed by" of"; " few voters seem conscious ( or aware) of the issue's importance"; " conscious of having succeeded"; " the careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy
  4. ( followed by ` of') showing realization or recognition of something; " few voters seem conscious of the issue's importance"; " conscious of having succeeded"; " the careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy
  5. Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or mental operations.
  6. Possessing knowledge, whether by internal, conscious experience or by external observation; cognizant; aware; sensible.
  7. Made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as, conscious guilt.
  8. Aware of one's own thoughts and actions or of something outside of oneself; embarrassed; self- conscious.
  9. Consciously.
  10. 1. Aware, having present knowledge or perception of oneself, one's acts, and one's surroundings. 2. Noting something occurring with the perceptive attention of the individual, as a conscious act or idea, distinguished from automatic or instinctive.
  11. Having the feeling or knowledge: aware.
  12. Knowing one's own thoughts; aware.
  13. Knowing one's own existence and mental operations.
  14. Unduly self - conscious.
  15. Cognizant; aware.
  16. Present to the mind.
  17. Possessed of self- consciousness; having immediate knowledge; sensible; aware.
  18. Possessing the power of knowing one's own thoughts and actions; having knowledge of anything without extraneous information; aware; sensible.
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Quotes of conscious

  1. My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one. – Kathryn Bigelow
  2. If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it's quite conscious – Kingman Brewster, Jr.
  3. I think that the majority of messages are validating messages to confirm the survival of conscious And many times that validation message is negative or sad. – John Edward
  4. In a lot of areas of my life, particularly in my teenage years, I began to think about the world, and to think about the universe as being a part of my conscious everyday life. – Julius Erving
  5. When an inner situation is not made conscious it appears outside as fate. – Carl Jung
  6. I was a savage for so many years of my life. There was some seed of determination in me that I was not conscious of. I was mostly consciously getting into trouble and drunk. – Daniel Day Lewis
  7. Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people's highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port. – Rosa Luxemburg
  8. A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light. – Henri Matisse
  9. I made a conscious decision that I was not going to have children. I didn't want others raising them, and looking after them myself would get in the way of being a musician and writer. – Stevie Nicks
  10. I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness. – Wilfred Owen
  11. I've always tried to be conscious of how I represent women in my work. They don't have to be good or strong women, but they have to be complex. – Molly Parker
  12. If you didn't have any conscious beings in the world, there really wouldn't be morality but with consciousness that you have it. – Roger Penrose
  13. The best way to deal with that is to live in a fully conscious compassionate, loving way. Don't wait until you're on your deathbed to recognize that this is the only way to live. – Morrie Schwartz
  14. I've just become more conscious about how much I do drink and how often I want to have a drink and things like that. I think being conscious of it will help me to control the urges. – Payne Stewart

Usage examples for conscious

  1. I guess it was his shot that kept me conscious – Greylorn by John Keith Laumer
  2. He is conscious of passing from one to the other. – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  3. All I'm conscious of now- I give you my word- is that I'd like to see him. – The Finer Grain by Henry James
  4. He pressed on his hat, and passed down the steps out into the street, scarcely conscious of what he was doing. – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. Although they showed him off with conscious pride, I don't think he really appeared strange to them, beyond his colour. – A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold
  6. Vanderbank, more and more conscious of something working in him, was more and more interested. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  7. After a few moments Mrs. Keith moved on and Mrs. Chudleigh, who was conscious of deep relief, saw that Challoner was waiting for her to speak. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  8. Now that she was away from the land Lady Holme became more conscious of herself and of life. – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  9. The intention may not have been conscious but I believe it was there! – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  10. I suppose there are not very many people who, as well as being perfectly happy, are conscious of their perfect happiness. – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  11. When the passion left her she became conscious of the horrible nature of her act, and she gave herself up to justice. – The Book of Were-Wolves by Sabine Baring-Gould
  12. They took each day as it came and let it go at the end with a half- conscious knowledge that it had been too short. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  13. That he had caught and held her attention, although by no conscious effort of his own, was clear to him. – The Inside of the Cup, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  14. But she could feel no anger, so conscious was she of her own shame. – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  15. Conscious of his eyes upon her, she looked away, saying in a forced tone: I had no such thought. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  16. It may be said that from the moment that he had lifted her veil in his puzzled search for her identity, he had been conscious of little else. – The Brown Study by Grace S. Richmond
  17. I was conscious of the movement of the canoe, but what was happening round me I could not tell. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. Colonel Arran is conscious and wishes to see you. – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  19. He will be conscious in his soul of such amiableness as cannot be found in time among creatures. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  20. She was, as always, quite unself- conscious – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
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