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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conscious  \Con"scious\,  a.  [L.  conscius;  con-  +  scire  to  know 
  See  {Conscience}.] 
  1.  Possessing  the  faculty  of  knowing  one's  own  thoughts  or 
  mental  operations. 
 
  Some  are  thinking  or  conscious  beings,  or  have  a 
  power  of  thought.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  2.  Possessing  knowledge,  whether  by  internal,  conscious 
  experience  or  by  external  observation;  cognizant;  aware; 
  sensible. 
 
  Her  conscious  heart  imputed  suspicion  where  none 
  could  have  been  felt.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  The  man  who  breathes  most  healthilly  is  least 
  conscious  of  his  own  breathing.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  3.  Made  the  object  of  consciousness;  known  to  one's  self  as 
  conscious  guilt. 
 
  With  conscious  terrors  vex  me  round.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Aware;  apprised;  sensible;  felt;  known 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conscious 
  adj  1:  intentionally  conceived;  "a  conscious  effort  to  speak  more 
  slowly";  "a  conscious  policy"  [syn:  {witting}] 
  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"  [ant:  {unconscious}] 
  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  [syn:  {conscious(p)}] 




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