Conscious

Definition of Conscious

Con´scious
a.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.

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