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stream of consciousness


But even then her mind pondered on, a stream of consciousness over which she had no control.
Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  continuous flow of ideas and feelings that constitute an individual’s conscious experience — sometimes used as a literary technique
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hyphenated before a noun; e.g., stream-of-consciousness soliloquy
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  • But even then her mind pondered on, a stream of consciousness over which she had no control.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • This stuff has got stream-of-consciousness interludes!
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • I’d expected her to call and regale us with one of her typical monologues, full of stream-of-consciousness details, but instead she’d left a message-telling us about the win and that she was very pleased with it-that clocked in at under two minutes, which had to be a record for her.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • The no-risk bonus coupon below gives you guaranteed access to dozens of documented cases of life after death, everlasting life, previous-life experiences, posthumous life in outer space, transmigration of souls, and personalized resurrection through stream-of-consciousness computer techniques.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
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Associated words [difficulty]:   stream of consciousness [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Human Behavior, Philosophy, Logic & Reasoning
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