Definition of consious
1. conscious [ a ] intentionally conceived
Examples: "a conscious effort to speak more slowly" "a conscious policy"
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
But we must never forget , most_of the appropriate heroes and their legends were created overnight , to answer immediate needs , almost always with conscious aims and ends .
That much of what he calls folklore is the result of beliefs carefully sown among the people with the conscious aim of producing a desired mass emotional reaction to a particular situation or set of situations is irrelevant .Synonyms conscious witting Related Terms intended
2. conscious [ a ] knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
Examples: "remained conscious during the operation" "conscious of his faults" "became conscious that he was being followed"
(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)
Since the magnitude of the plan made secrecy impossible , once the wheels had began to turn , persons controlling German industries , social institutions , and armed_forces became , through their anti-Semitism or their tolerance of_it , conscious accomplices of Hitler 's crimes ; whether in the last degree or a lesser one was a matter to be determined individually .
(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)
The young William_Faulkner in New_Orleans in the 1920 's impressed the novelist Hamilton_Basso as obviously conscious of being a Southerner , and there is no evidence that since then he has ever considered himself any less so .
As they looked with_nostalgia to a society which had been swept_away , they were probably no_more than half conscious that they painted_in_colors which had never existed .
(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)
In the calm which follows the reading of a poem , for_example , is the effect produced by the enforced quiet , by the musical quality of words and rhythm , by the sentiments or sense of the poem , by the associations with earlier readings , if it is familiar , by the boost to the self-esteem for the semi-literate , by the diversion of attention , by the sense of security in a legitimized withdrawal , by a kind license for some variety of fantasy_life regarded_as forbidden , or by half conscious ideas about the magical_power of words ?
(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)
A contrast of the scripture reading of , let us say , St._Augustine , John_Bunyan , and Thomas_Jefferson , all three of whom found in such study a real source of enlightenment , can tell us a great_deal about these three men and the age that each represented and helped bring to conscious expression .Synonyms conscious Related Terms unconscious alert self-conscious self-aware semiconscious sentient aware awake voluntary sensible
3. conscious [ a ] showing realization or recognition or something; followed by "of"
Examples: "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
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
This is puzzling to an outsider conscious of the classic tradition of liberalism , because it is clear that these Democrats who are left-of-center are at opposite poles from the liberal Jefferson , who held that the best government was the least government .
(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
He was conscious of a growing sense of absurdity .
(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
She stood_still over the leg_of_lamb , rubbing herbs into it , quite suddenly conscious of a nausea in her stomach and a feeling of wrath , a sensation of violence that started her shivering .Synonyms conscious Related Terms aware