toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

conscious
used in The Fountainhead

74 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —2 uses as in:
environmentally conscious
Definition
aware or concerned about something
  • The guests stood about, self-consciously informal, working at being brilliant.
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (12% in)
  • His staff shook hands with him and he saw the strain of smiles self-consciously repressed, until a young boy burst out: "What the hell!
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (1% in)

There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in The Fountainhead.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®
?  —72 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • For the flash of an instant, they grasped the manner of his consciousness.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (29% in)
  • Guy Francon descended from the platform, fully conscious of his timing and movements.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (9% in)
  • He did not glance back, but the consciousness of those centered glances never left him.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (15% in)
  • Whenever he thought of Davis afterward, Keating felt a warm pleasure; he had influenced the course of a human being, had thrown him off one path and pushed him into another; a human being—it was not Tim Davis to him any longer, it was a living frame and a mind, a conscious mind—why had he always feared that mysterious entity of consciousness within others?
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (14% in)
  • Whenever he thought of Davis afterward, Keating felt a warm pleasure; he had influenced the course of a human being, had thrown him off one path and pushed him into another; a human being—it was not Tim Davis to him any longer, it was a living frame and a mind, a conscious mind—why had he always feared that mysterious entity of consciousness within others?
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (14% in)
  • Some smiled at him with thin, drawn lips and seemed to enjoy his presence in the room, because it made them conscious of their own accomplishment.
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (59% in)
  • He was frankly masculine, frankly unconcerned about elegance and frankly conscious of the effect.
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (77% in)
  • He knew only the shock, at first; a distinct, conscious second was gone before he realized what it was and that it was applause.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (59% in)
  • She turned to him, as if she were emerging from unconsciousness.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (68% in)
  • He thought that there was a difference, some important difference, between the consciousness of this day in him and in them.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (72% in)
  • In the deeper reality of Roark's existence there was no consciousness of Heller, no need for Heller, no appeal, no demand.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (75% in)
  • He had long since given up any attempts beyond holding her hand when not necessary or patting her shoulder; he had stopped thinking of the subject, but he had a dim, half-conscious feeling which he summed up to himself in the words: You never can tell.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (18% in)
  • Keating was conscious of nothing save the sudden stab of joy he had felt on seeing her; the joy told him that nothing had changed, that he was safe in certainty, that her presence resolved all doubts.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (58% in)
  • When he answered, he heard them say: "Oh, yes, indeed," and he saw the conscious politeness of their manner tell him that he was an architect by presumption.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (42% in)
  • She was conscious of her summer dresses, she felt her knees, her thighs encountering the faint resistance of cloth when she moved, and it made her conscious not of the cloth, but of her knees and thighs.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (35% in)
  • She was conscious of her summer dresses, she felt her knees, her thighs encountering the faint resistance of cloth when she moved, and it made her conscious not of the cloth, but of her knees and thighs.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (36% in)
  • She stood very still, because her first perception was not of sight, but of touch: the consciousness, not of a visual presence, but of a slap in the face.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (54% in)
  • In some unstated way, last night had been what building was to him; in some quality of reaction within him, in what it gave to his consciousness of existence.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (78% in)
  • It was strange to be conscious of another person's existence, to feel it as a close, urgent necessity; a necessity without qualifications, neither pleasant nor painful, merely final like an ultimatum.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (79% in)
  • She was not conscious of the days that passed.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (91% in)
  • It was as if they had all been comfortably naked, and a person had entered fully clothed, suddenly making them self-conscious and indecent.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (65% in)
  • That evening, Ellsworth Toohey was conscious of no one but Roark.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (84% in)
  • He said that every civilization has its one basic principle, one single, supreme, determining conception, and every endeavor of men within that civilization is true, unconsciously and irrevocably, to that one principle....
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (96% in)
  • I want you—like this—not hysterical with desire—but coldly and consciously—without dignity and without regrets—I want you—I have no self-respect to bargain with me and divide me—I want you—I want you like an animal, or a cat on a fence, or a whore.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (79% in)
  • Though, of course, none of them knows it consciously, except yourself.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (14% in)
  • If this was a victory Ellsworth did not seem conscious of it as such; he did not seem to care.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (46% in)
  • It was an accidental, unconscious moment.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (5% in)
  • They did not talk about the trial, but there was no strain and no conscious avoidance of the subject.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (78% in)
  • He thought that exaltation comes from the consciousness of being guiltless, of seeing the truth and achieving it, of living up to one's highest possibility, of knowing no shame and having no cause for shame, of being able to stand naked in full sunlight.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (90% in)
  • In his anger, apprehension, curiosity and flattered pleasure, his first conscious thought was gratitude to God that his mother was not at home.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (2% in)
  • He knew that he was violently alive, that he was forcing the stupor into his muscles and into his mind, because he wished to escape the responsibility of consciousness.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (11% in)
  • But most of him was not conscious of the thought nor of the intimate proprietorship with which he opened the bag.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (38% in)
  • He watched the small blurs of traffic signs, low by the side of the road, springing suddenly into life as they approached, spelling out: "Left turn," "Crossing ahead," in dots of light that seemed conscious, malevolent, winking.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (50% in)
  • For the first time this implication of marriage occurred to him fully and consciously.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (54% in)
  • They lay in bed together that night, and they did not know when they slept, the intervals of exhausted unconsciousness as intense an act of union as the convulsed meetings of their bodies.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (66% in)
  • Like a piece of expensive steel, he bent, slouched and made people conscious, not of his pose, but of the ferocious spring that could snap him straight at any moment.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (4% in)
  • He was unconscious when found.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (51% in)
  • But he had been conscious that night, after the beating.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (51% in)
  • The saloonkeeper looked at him with a flat, heavy glance, a glance that showed full consciousness of agony, of injustice—and a stolid, bovine indifference.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (51% in)
  • Its enormous headlines, glaring pictures and oversimplified text hit the senses and entered men's consciousness without any necessity for an intermediary process of reason, like food shot through the rectum, requiring no digestion.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (67% in)
  • I'm not conscious of having shown that.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (51% in)
  • He had answered her at once; he had not seemed conscious of making an exception.
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (4% in)
  • Keating had never heard a man speak in a manner so consciously controlled.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (4% in)
  • She had no consciousness of purpose.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (59% in)
  • It clung to her with a tight insistence that seemed conscious, like the peremptory caress of a cat.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (97% in)
  • You have a right to make people conscious of yourself.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (32% in)
  • Everybody was conscious of that, except Peter Keating.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (64% in)
  • It became a rigid set of new rules—the discipline of conscious incompetence, creative poverty made into a system, mediocrity boastfully confessed.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (69% in)
  • She did not withdraw her hand, but her fingers became rigid, conscious, taken away from him.
    3.7 — Part 3 Chapter 7 (14% in)
  • It was an air of inanities uttered as revelations and insolently demanding acceptance as such; an air, not of innocent presumption, but of conscious effrontery; as if the author knew the nature of his work and boasted of his power to make it appear sublime in the minds of his audience and thus destroy the capacity for the sublime within them.
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (60% in)
  • The trees met, bending over the road, and the spots of sun on the ground moved with the shifting of the branches, like a conscious caress.
    4.1 — Part 4 Chapter 1 (2% in)
  • I don't believe you were actually conscious at any time that you were speaking to Gail Wynand.
    4.2 — Part 4 Chapter 2 (58% in)
  • Then he stood straight, but with a kind of quiet resignation, as if his body were consciously made vulnerable.
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (24% in)
  • She could read no comment in it—only a conscious affirmation of the thought that had shocked her.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (31% in)
  • I can't tell you what relief there was in trying to imagine the state of consciousness inside that little brain, trying to share it, a living consciousness, but clean and free.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (85% in)
  • I can't tell you what relief there was in trying to imagine the state of consciousness inside that little brain, trying to share it, a living consciousness, but clean and free.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (85% in)
  • The glow of the fire moved over the study; the light seemed to curve with conscious pleasure about every object in the room, proud to stress its beauty, stamping approval upon the taste of the man who had achieved this setting for himself.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (14% in)
  • # To remain controlled, as he wished, to be patient, to make of patience an active duty executed consciously each day, to stand before Roark and let her serenity tell him: "This is the hardest you could have demanded of me, but I'm glad, if it's what you want"—such was the discipline of Dominique's existence.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (78% in)
  • This is not an act, Howard, and I'm very conscious of what I'm saying.
    4.8 — Part 4 Chapter 8 (16% in)
  • He knew that he must have seen the woman's face, that the instinct of self-preservation had jerked his glance away from it and let his conscious perception begin with the shoes.
    4.10 — Part 4 Chapter 10 (11% in)
  • But when he lifted his eyes to Catherine, he knew that no caution was necessary: she did not react to his scrutiny; her expression remained the same, whether he studied her face or that of the woman at the next table; she seemed to have no consciousness of her own person.
    4.10 — Part 4 Chapter 10 (38% in)
  • Then he discovered how strange it was when one lost the knack of eating automatically and had to do it by full conscious effort; the cracker seemed inexhaustible; he could not finish the process of chewing; he moved his jaws without reducing the amount of gritty pulp in his mouth.
    4.10 — Part 4 Chapter 10 (67% in)
  • When you suspend your faculty of independent judgment, you suspend consciousness.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (74% in)
  • To stop consciousness is to stop life.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (74% in)
  • In a moment she was not conscious of hearing the car's approach, it was so familiar at this hour, part of the loneliness and privacy outside.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (43% in)
  • She found herself seated too, not conscious of her own movements, only of his, as if his body contained two sets of nerves, his own and hers.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (49% in)
  • She noticed that she was conscious of her eyelids; not painfully, but just conscious; as if they had tightened and would not move again.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (50% in)
  • She noticed that she was conscious of her eyelids; not painfully, but just conscious; as if they had tightened and would not move again.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (51% in)
  • It left her free to be conscious of nothing but small matters, and to feel careless and...unserious, she thought; so completely unserious.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (66% in)
  • When she was found by the men of the first police car to reach the scene, she was unconscious, a few minutes' worth of life left in her body.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (**% in)
  • She had the quiet radiance presumed and never found in childhood: the full consciousness of certainty, of innocence, of peace.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (4% in)
  • That entity which is his consciousness.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (38% in)

There are no more uses of "conscious" in The Fountainhead.

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