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conscious
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

3 meanings, 9 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
conscious after the operation
Definition
awake (not asleep or in a state similar to sleep where one is unaware of anything)
  • He lived for half an hour, quite conscious, and in terrible pain.
    Chapter 11 (43% in)
conscious = awake
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He had only been knocked unconscious.
    Chapter 1 (63% in)
  • unconscious = into 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.)
  • While he was unconscious someone had stolen his watch.
    Chapter 1 (73% in)
  • 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.)
  • Now a crack on the skull, I begin to lose consciousness.
    Chapter 4 (66% in)
consciousness = wakefulness

(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 All Quiet on the Western Front.

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2  —1 use as in:
environmentally conscious
Definition
aware or concerned about something
  • It is the front, the consciousness of the front, that makes this contact.
    Chapter 4 (12% in)
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 All Quiet on the Western Front.

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3  —4 uses as in:
the conscious mind
Definition
mental activity of which one is self-aware
  • We scatter and fling ourselves down on the ground, but at that moment I feel the instinctive alertness leave me which hitherto has always made me do unconsciously the right thing under fire; the thought leaps up with a terrible throttling fear: "You are lost"—and the next moment a blow sweeps like a whip over my left leg.
    Chapter 10 (25% in)
unconsciously = without thought or effort

(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. Also note that while many people use this as a synonym for subconsciously, experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It is not conscious; it is far quicker, much more sure, less fallible, than consciousness.
    Chapter 4 (21% in)
  • conscious = done with mental awareness
  • It is not conscious; it is far quicker, much more sure, less fallible, than consciousness.
    Chapter 4 (21% in)
  • consciousness = mental activity of which one is self-aware

    (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 has transformed us into unthinking animals in order to give us the weapon of instinct—it has reinforced us with dullness, so that we do not go to pieces before the horror, which would overwhelm us if we had clear, conscious thought—
    Chapter 11 (14% in)
conscious = mentally self-aware
There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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