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conscious
used in Brave New World

2 meanings, 17 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
conscious after the operation
Definition
awake (not asleep or in a state similar to sleep where one is unaware of anything)
  • Above them, in ten successive layers of dormitory, the little boys and girls who were still young enough to need an afternoon sleep were as busy as every one else, though they did not know it, listening unconsciously to hypnopaedic lessons in hygiene and sociability, in class-consciousness and the toddler's love-life.
    p. 147.4
unconsciously = while asleep

(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unconsciously means not and reverses the meaning of consciously. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in Brave New World.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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2  —16 uses as in:
environmentally conscious
Definition
aware or concerned about something
  • But whereas the physically defective Bernard had suffered all his life from the consciousness of being separate, it was only quite recently that, grown aware of his mental excess, Helmholtz Watson had also become aware of his difference from the people who surrounded him.
    p. 67.7
consciousness = awareness

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • But now it's switched over to Elementary Class Consciousness.
    p. 27.4
  • consciousness = awareness or concern about something

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Elementary Class Consciousness, did you say?
    p. 27.7
  • consciousness = awareness or concern about something

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Has any of you been compelled to live through a long time-interval between the consciousness of a desire and its fufilment?
    p. 45.5
  • consciousness = awareness

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • In the nurseries, the Elementary Class Consciousness lesson was over, the voices were adapting future demand to future industrial supply.
    p. 48.8
  • consciousness = awareness or concern about something

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • ... his self-consciousness was acute and stressing.
    p. 64.9
  • self-consciousness = nervousness or discomfort about what others would think of him

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • A chronic fear of being slighted made him avoid his equals, made him stand, where his inferiors were concerned, self-consciously on his dignity.
    p. 65.4
  • self-consciously = with nervousness or discomfort about what others would think of him
  • He had emerged from that crimson twilight into the common electric glare with a self-consciousness intensified to the pitch of agony.
    p. 86.7
  • self-consciousness = nervousness or discomfort about what others would think of him

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • For Bernard left the room with a swagger, exulting, as he banged the door behind him, in the thought that he stood alone, embattled against the order of things; elated by the intoxicating consciousness of his individual significance and importance.
    p. 98.7
  • consciousness = awareness

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Shutting her eyes she abandoned herself to their soft repeated thunder, allowed it to invade her consciousness more and more completely, till at last there was nothing left in the world but that one deep pulse of sound.
    p. 113.2
  • consciousness = awareness

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Above them, in ten successive layers of dormitory, the little boys and girls who were still young enough to need an afternoon sleep were as busy as every one else, though they did not know it, listening unconsciously to hypnopaedic lessons in hygiene and sociability, in class-consciousness and the toddler's love-life.
    p. 147.4
  • consciousness = awareness

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • It was the sort of idea that might easily decondition the more unsettled minds among the higher castes–make them lose their faith in happiness as the Sovereign Good and take to believing, instead, that the goal was somewhere beyond, somewhere outside the present human sphere, that the purpose of life was not the maintenance of well-being, but some intensification and refining of consciousness, some enlargement of knowledge.
    p. 177.8
  • consciousness = awareness

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • But his mind was elsewhere–with death, with his grief, and his remorse; mechanicaly, without consciousness of what he was doing, he began to shoulder his way through the crowd.
    p. 208.6
  • consciousness = awareness

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • The words "Throw it all away" pierced through the enfolding layers of incomprehension to the quick of the Delta's consciousness.
    p. 211.7
  • consciousness = awareness

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • All the people who, for one reason or another, have got too self-consciously individual to fit into community-life.
    p. 227.2
  • self-consciously = in a manner that is self-aware
  • The consciousness of being in overwhelming force had given these sightseers a courage which the Savage had not expected of them.
    p. 256.1
consciousness = awareness

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in Brave New World.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®