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used in In Cold Blood

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1  —1 use as in:
environmentally conscious
aware or concerned about something
  • Also, Dewey found the self-consciously casual conversation of his fellow witnesses, as they stood awaiting the start of what one witness termed "the festivities," disconcerting.
    4 — The Corner (94% in)

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  • He had a serious head injury with concussion and several hours of unconsciousness in 1950-this was verified by me by checking hospital records.
    4 — The Corner (47% in)
  • Nancy, a clothes-conscious girl with a film-star figure, a bespectacled countenance, and a coy, tiptoe way of walking, crossed the lawn and pressed the front-door bell.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (77% in)
  • The others at the table-his mother, his father, his younger brother-were not conscious of anything uncommon in his manner.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (99% in)
  • In general, these individuals are predisposed to severe lapses in ego-control which makes possible the open expression of primitive violence, born out of previous, and now unconscious, traumatic experiences.
    4 — The Corner (52% in)
  • All of them, too, had been concerned throughout their early years about being considered 'sissies,' physically undersized or sickly... In all four cases, there was historical evidence of altered states of consciousness, frequently in connection with the outbursts of violence.
    4 — The Corner (53% in)
  • The murderous potential can become activated, especially if some disequilibrium is already present, when the victim-to-be is unconsciously perceived as a key figure in some past traumatic configuration.
    4 — The Corner (54% in)
  • The behavior, or even the mere presence, of this figure adds a stress to the unstable balance of forces that results in a sudden extreme discharge of violence, similar to the explosion that takes place when a percussion cap ignites a charge of dynamite... The hypothesis of unconscious motivation explains why the murderers perceived innocuous and relatively unknown victims as provocative and thereby suitable targets for aggression.
    4 — The Corner (54% in)
  • At such times, a chance acquaintance or even a stranger was easily able to lose his 'real' meaning and assume an identity in the unconscious traumatic con-figuration.
    4 — The Corner (55% in)
  • The 'old' conflict was reactivated and aggression swiftly mounted to murderous proportions... When such senseless murders occur, they are seen to be an end result of a period of increasing tension and disorganization in the murderer starting before the contact with the victim who, by fitting into the unconscious conflicts of the murderer, unwittingly serves to set into motion his homicidal potential.
    4 — The Corner (55% in)
  • For the secret Lowell Lee, the one concealed inside the shy church going biology student, fancied himself an ice-hearted master criminal: he wanted to wear gangsterish silk shirts and drive scarlet sports cars; he wanted to be recognized as no mere bespectacled, bookish, overweight, virginal schoolboy; and while he did not dislike any member of his family, at least not consciously, murdering them seemed the swiftest, most sensible way of implementing the fantasies that possessed him.
    4 — The Corner (67% in)

There are no more uses of "conscious" in In Cold Blood.

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