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conscious
used in Lord of the Flies

3 meanings, 14 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)
  • He fell down and lost consciousness.
    p. 144.9
consciousness = wakefulness

(editor's note:  He went into a state similar to sleep where he was not aware of his surroundings.)
There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in Lord of the Flies.

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2  —2 uses as in:
a conscious effort to lose weight
Definition
intentional (done on purpose) — perhaps with significant effort
  • He was twisting his hands now, unconsciously.
    p. 125.2
unconsciously = without intent (not done on purpose for a reason)

(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.)
  • He broke off, frowning, thinking the thing out, unconsciously tugging at the stub of a nail with his teeth.
    p. 129.7
unconsciously = without intent (not done on purpose for a reason)

(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 Lord of the Flies.

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3  —11 uses as in:
environmentally conscious
Definition
aware or concerned about something
  • Squirming a little, conscious of his filthy appearance, Ralph answered shyly.
    p. 200.8
conscious = aware (and concerned about)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He became conscious of the weight of clothes, kicked his shoes off fiercely and ripped off each stocking with its elastic garter in a single movement.
    p. 10.4
  • conscious = aware
  • A kind of glamour was spread over them and the scene and they were conscious of the glamour and made happy by it.
    p. 25.6
  • conscious = aware
  • The bottom part of the trickle, as though conscious of their gaze, thickened to a creamy blur which crept up the feeble column.
    p. 54.0
  • conscious = aware
  • He capered toward Bill, and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.
    p. 64.1
  • 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.)
  • He flushed, conscious of a fault.
    p. 70.2
  • conscious = aware
  • They made way for him silently, conscious of his grim mood and the fault at the fire.
    p. 77.1
  • conscious = aware
  • There was a self-conscious giggling among the hunters.
    p. 81.1
  • self-conscious = uncomfortable about what others might think
  • Consciousness of the bad times in between came to them both.
    p. 106.8
  • 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.)
  • By now, Ralph had no self-consciousness in public thinking but would treat the day's decisions as though he were playing chess.
    p. 117.3
  • 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.)
  • He was safe from shame or self-consciousness behind the mask of his paint and could look at each of them in turn.
    p. 140.6
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.)
There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in Lord of the Flies.

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