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conscious
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
conscious after the operation
Definition
awake (not asleep or in a state similar to sleep where one is unaware of anything)
  • No—no, darling, he's unconscious. We won't know how badly he's hurt until Dr. Reynolds gets here.
    p. 354.0
unconscious = in a state similar to sleep where one is not aware of anything

(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unconscious means not and reverses the meaning of conscious. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She was conscious to the last, almost.
    p. 148.5
  • conscious = awake
  • "Conscious," he smiled, "and cantankerous."
    p. 148.6
conscious = awake
There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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2  —3 uses as in:
environmentally conscious
Definition
aware or concerned about something
  • When it healed, and Jem's fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury.
    p. 3.2
self-conscious = uncomfortable about what others might think
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • In later years, I sometimes wondered exactly what made Jem do it, what made him break the bonds of "You just be a gentleman, son," and the phase of self-conscious rectitude he had recently entered.
    p. 136.8
  • self-conscious = self-aware
  • This practice allegedly overcame a variety of evils: standing in front of his fellows encouraged good posture and gave a child poise; delivering a short talk made him word-conscious; learning his current event strengthened his memory; being singled out made him more than ever anxious to return to the Group.
    p. 326.9
conscious = aware
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