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She thinks dreams provide a window into the subconscious.
  mental activity of which we are not aware, but which can influence feelings and behavior
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subconsciously subconscious subconsciousness
Though commonly used in daily conversation, the word subconscious is not used clinically. Where the layperson says subconscious, psychologists are likely to say unconscious mind.
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  • She thinks dreams provide a window into the subconscious.
  • If revenge was a motive, it was subconscious.
  • In the experiment, the image flashed too quickly to be seen consciously, but it impacted the subconscious.
  • subconscious conflict of desires
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon

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  • "Anyone else you want to see?"
    I started to say no, but again, my subconscious betrayed me. I thought of Trey.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • "...and you can’t even tell a subconscious suicide when you talk to one. ... He sounded just like the kind of guy who’d commit suicide by taking a cold shower and then leaving the windows open to die of pneumonia!"
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • The cheating, that had been preemptive, a subconscious reaction to five years yoked to a madwoman: Of course I’d find myself attracted to an uncomplicated, good-natured hometown girl.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • It’s like he was cross-examining my subconscious, looking for some clue he might have missed the ninety-ninth time around.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • She made a point to cross her arms as she said it, then subconsciously brought a hand to her ribs where a dull ache remained.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • I found myself calling her Angeline, although I have never been able to trace the origin of that name in the murky depths of my own subconscious.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • Without being aware of it, I subconsciously identified Miss Glover as being a prime enemy on the island.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Sitting down, I lifted my gaze and looked out the window and was suddenly made aware of another element which must have worked on my subconscious and caused me to be drawn to this place.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Perhaps Gaea was whispering in Octavian’s ear, influencing his decisions subconsciously.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • One half of my brain was keeping track of my conversation with Vee, but the other, more subconscious half had strayed.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Subconsciously, I must have been aware that wolves usually run in packs, because I do not recall being surprised by the howl that wavered out of the forest above and behind me.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I supposed that deep down Ben knew this, and even if he didn’t intend it to, it played in his subconscious and affected his decisions and behavior toward me.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • That subconscious revelation added a lot of thicker lavers to the embarrassment.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • They say you can only dream about people you’ve seen—either in real life or on television—that we don’t have the power to create new faces in our minds, but that we recycle the thousands and thousands of faces subconsciously stored in our memories.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Mr. Toohey has merely stated the hidden significance that was subconsciously in your own mind.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • "What?" asked Montag of that other self, the subconscious idiot that ran babbling at times, quite independent of will, habit, and conscience.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Apparently some subconscious element was at work.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Maybe subconsciously, he glanced at Annabeth.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • She sat beside me, and when I noticed she wasn’t wearing her wedding ring, she subconsciously moved her hand.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Every time they build a city on the banks of a river, they remember their heritage, buried deep in their subconscious.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The only surprise was my subconscious interest.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Doc Daneeka had been told that people who enjoyed climbing into an airplane were really giving vent to a subconscious desire to climb back into the womb.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Did you know about the subconscious?" he asked me, and when I somewhat hesitantly nodded, he said, "You see?
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Danny is doing subconsciously what these so-called mystics and mind readers do quite consciously and cynically.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Consciously or subconsciously?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Each individual has a subconscious memory of the green earth and murmuring waters, and blindness and deafness cannot rob him of this gift from past generations.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • "What happened to Judge Narragansett?" she asked involuntarily, and wondered what subconscious connection had made her ask it.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • And there was a subconscious resentment that these, his kind, at first sight had pitched upon him and tried to destroy him.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • There were people who had trances, I had surely heard of them, and they followed strange laws of which we could know nothing, they obeyed the tangled orders of their own subconscious minds.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • This is what Blomkvist had noticed subconsciously and which suddenly rose to the surface when the bus passed the exact same spot.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • It’s like the noise begins to trail behind the engine by a millisecond that the brain can pick up only subconsciously, and I knew we were in trouble.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Help yourself and your friends probe into the secrets of the subconscious.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • How, even stuck in some sort of subconscious limbo, it works your lungs, your muscle twitches, your heart’ in fact, in symphony with your heart, allowing it to feel love.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • I didn’t doubt the potential value of paying attention to subconscious cues.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • You have a subconscious wish to be fired.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • Note to self: Give subconscious a pep talk re: better dreams.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Nobody was really surprised when it happened, not really, not at the subconscious level where savage things grow.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • When he published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900, he unlocked the sexual potential of the subconscious.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • His subconscious knew what his conscious mind did not guess—that hating them would have consumed him, burned him up like a piece of soft coal, leaving only flakes of ash and a question mark of smoke.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • He glanced down at the baby in his wife’s arms, a blue-eyed, coffee-colored mixture of his own WASP genes and Selena’s never-ending limbs and ebony skin, and he reached for the remote to turn down the volume, just in case his son was taking any of this in subconsciously.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • It reveals the subconscious mind.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Below sea level—or below the threshold of the conscious—is the ’subconscious,’ or the unconscious.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • This simple knowledge, today’s date — which was so obvious that I must have been subconsciously repressing it — made the deadline I’d been impatiently counting down toward feel like a date with the firing squad.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Other people’s optimism manifested itself, perhaps subconsciously, as opportunism: an inherent belief, in defiance of all logic, that although war was bound to come — that had been decided long ago — its actual outbreak would be delayed, so they could live life to the full a little longer.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • At nine o’clock Randy awoke, aware of a half-dozen problems accumulated in his subconscious.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Intermittently she caught the gist of his sentences and supplied the rest from her subconscious, as one picks up the striking of a clock in the middle with only the rhythm of the first uncounted strokes lingering in the mind.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
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