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Definition mental activity of which one is not aware, but which can influence feelings and behavior; or the part of the mind that engages in such activity
  • In the experiment, the image flashed too quickly to be seen consciously, but it impacted the subconscious.
subconscious = mental activity of which we are not aware, but which can influence feelings and behavior
(editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • If revenge was a motive, it was subconscious.
  • subconscious = mental activity of which we are not aware, but which can influence feelings and behavior
    (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • She thinks dreams provide a window into the subconscious.
  • subconscious = mental activity of which we are not aware, but which can influence feelings and behavior
    (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • Dr. Strauss says that it means I've reached a point where my subconscious is trying to block my conscious from remembering.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • subconscious = mental activity of which we are not aware, but which can influence feelings and behavior
    (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • "Anyone else you want to see?"
    I started to say no, but again, my subconscious betrayed me. I thought of Trey.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • subconscious = mental activity of which we are not aware (She didn't try to think of someone and work her way up to Trey. He just popped into her mind)
    (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • "...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
  • subconscious = mental activity of which we are not aware, but which can influence feelings and behavior
    (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • I know it's some kind of subconscious warning signal, and now instead of waiting for the memory to come to me, I close my eyes and reach out for it.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • subconscious = mental activity of which we are not aware, but which can influence feelings and behavior
    (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • SUBCONSCIOUS. adj. Of the nature of mental operations yet not present in consciousness;
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • subconscious = mental activity of which we are not aware, but which can influence feelings and behavior
    (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • Of the nature of mental operations yet not present in consciousness; as, subconscious conflict of desires.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • subconscious = mental activity of which we are not aware, but which can influence feelings and behavior
    (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • Theres the SUBCONSCIOUS and the CONSCIOUS (thats how you spell it) and one dont tell the other what its doing.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • subconscious = mental activity of which we are not aware, but which can influence feelings and behavior
    (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • I don't know why—maybe my subconscious knew that I wanted to run the ball.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • I can imitate the father he's supposed to have, but subconsciously, at the Quality level, he sees through it and knows his real father isn't here.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconsciously; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • A subconscious desire for me to stop him from shooting himself?
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • It would be a subconscious compulsion.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • Below sea level—or below the threshold of the conscious—is the 'subconscious,' or the unconscious.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • But she did believe in the power of the subconscious mind to put together pieces that the conscious mind might miss.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • I don't ask for it (maybe subconsciously), do I?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconsciously; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • Subconsciously, I knew that he meant his sexual desires tore him asunder; I knew that he felt that at the same time as his agony at Stella's death.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconsciously; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • And I don't think it's a subconscious plea for sympathy.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • (editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • But more than that, he was held back by a nagging in his subconscious; a sixth sense that was saying things to him in a still, small voice: Wait.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
(editor's note:  Many people use this as a synonym for unconscious; though experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)

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