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conscious
used in Dracula

4 meanings, 32 uses
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1  —11 uses as in:
conscious after the operation
Definition
awake (not asleep or in a state similar to sleep where one is unaware of anything)
  • It struck me as curious that the moment she became conscious she pressed the garlic flowers close to her.
    Chapter 12 (84% in)
conscious = awake
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Then the horror overcame me, and I sank down unconscious.
    Chapter 3 (**% in)
  • unconscious = into a state similar to sleep where one is unaware 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.)
  • The time did not seem long, but very, very awful, till I recovered consciousness again.
    Chapter 11 (91% 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.)
  • She was still unconscious, and was quite as bad as, if not worse than, we had ever seen her.
    Chapter 12 (18% in)
  • unconscious = asleep

    (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.)
  • It will be much difference, mark me, whether she dies conscious or in her sleep.
    Chapter 12 (88% in)
  • conscious = awake
  • The last conscious effort which imagination made was to show me a livid white face bending over me out of the mist.
    Chapter 19 (92% in)
  • conscious = while awake
  • We must be alone with him when he becomes conscious, after the operation.
    Chapter 21 (8% in)
  • conscious = awake
  • I told him briefly, and added that we expected he would recover consciousness after the operation, for a short time, at all events.
    Chapter 21 (13% 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.)
  • It seemed, however, that his poor injured brain had been working in the interval, for when he was quite conscious, he looked at me piercingly with an agonized confusion which I shall never forget, and said, "I must not deceive myself."
    Chapter 21 (24% in)
  • conscious = awake
  • But at the instant I heard Harker's quick exclamation as he woke to partial consciousness, and turned to the bed.
    Chapter 21 (60% 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.)
  • He seemed dazed for a few seconds, and then full consciousness seemed to burst upon him all at once, and he started up.
    Chapter 21 (61% 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 Dracula.

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2  —1 use as in:
a conscious effort to lose weight
Definition
intentional (done on purpose) — perhaps with significant effort
  • If this new phase was spontaneous, or in any way due to her unconscious influence, she must have some rare gift or power.
    Chapter 18 (11% in)
unconscious = unintentional (an influence that was not planned)
There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in Dracula.

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3  —8 uses as in:
environmentally conscious
Definition
aware or concerned about something
  • Lucy chatted with me freely, and seemed quite unconscious that anything had happened.
    Chapter 10 (80% in)
unconscious = unaware

(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)
  • Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the sky.
    Chapter 1 (99% in)
  • conscious = aware
  • I was conscious of the presence of the Count, and of his being as if lapped in a storm of fury.
    Chapter 3 (91% in)
  • conscious = aware
  • I thought he might have the keys on him, but when I went to search I saw the dead eyes, and in them dead though they were, such a look of hate, though unconscious of me or my presence, that I fled from the place, and leaving the Count's room by the window, crawled again up the castle wall.
    Chapter 4 (62% in)
  • unconscious = unaware

    (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.)
  • I was conscious of the Professor's hand on my head, and started awake all in a second.
    Chapter 10 (64% in)
  • conscious = aware
  • Presently we both began to be conscious that the heat was beginning to be of some effect.
    Chapter 12 (17% in)
  • conscious = aware
  • Even while he was speaking an idea dawned upon him, and he said with unconscious simplicity, in a different voice, and with the naivete of a child, "that's quite true, upon my honour."
    Chapter 17 (17% in)
  • unconscious = unaware

    (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.)
  • Of that sweet, sweet, good, good woman in all the radiant beauty of her youth and animation, with the red scar on her forehead, of which she was conscious, and which we saw with grinding of our teeth, remembering whence and how it came.
    Chapter 23 (55% in)
conscious = aware
There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in Dracula.

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4  —12 uses as in:
the conscious mind
Definition
mental activity of which one is self-aware
  • There did not seem to be with her now the unconscious struggle for life and strength that had hitherto so marked her illness.
    Chapter 12 (84% in)
unconscious = instinctive (without thought or intent)

(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. Also note that while many people use this as a synonym for subconscious, experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It will be a whole idea soon, and then, oh, unconscious cerebration, you will have to give the wall to your conscious brother.
    Chapter 6 (56% in)
  • unconscious = mental activity of which one is unaware

    (editor's note:  Dr. Seward is saying that he is forming an idea subconsciously and when it takes firmer form, he will think about it consciously. In this context, cerebration is a synonym for thoughts and "give the wall" is an idiom meaning "give the thought process."  The seldom-encountered idiom is thought to have come from giving someone the safest or preferred place to walk—which was on the walled side of the street. More generally it can mean to respect, defer, yield, or protect.)
  • It will be a whole idea soon, and then, oh, unconscious cerebration, you will have to give the wall to your conscious brother.
    Chapter 6 (56% in)
  • conscious = mental activity of which one is aware

    (editor's note:  Dr. Seward is saying that he is forming an idea subconsciously and when it takes firmer form, he will think about it consciously. In this context, cerebration is a synonym for thoughts and "give the wall" is an idiom meaning "give the thought process."  The seldom-encountered idiom is thought to have come from giving someone the safest or preferred place to walk—which was on the walled side of the street. More generally it can mean to respect, defer, yield, or protect.)
  • In a sort of sleep-waking, vague, unconscious way she opened her eyes, which were now dull and hard at once, and said in a soft, voluptuous voice, such as I had never heard from her lips, "Arthur! Oh, my love, I am so glad you have come! Kiss me!"
    Chapter 12 (92% in)
  • unconscious = without thought or planning

    (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. Also note that while many people use this as a synonym for subconscious, experts in the mind may distinguish a difference.)
  • The Professor took the key, opened the creaky door, and standing back, politely, but quite unconsciously, motioned me to precede him.
    Chapter 15 (18% in)
  • unconsciously = instinctively (without thought or planning)

    (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.)
  • For a moment, I thought, and as my eyes ranged the room, unconsciously looking for something or some opportunity to aid me, they lit on a great batch of typewriting on the table.
    Chapter 17 (20% in)
  • unconsciously = instinctively (without thought or planning)

    (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.)
  • When we met in Dr. Seward's study two hours after dinner, which had been at six o'clock, we unconsciously formed a sort of board or committee.
    Chapter 18 (27% in)
  • unconsciously = without thought or planning

    (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.)
  • Unconsciously we had all moved towards the door, and as we moved I noticed that the dust had been much disturbed.
    Chapter 19 (36% in)
  • unconsciously = instinctively (without thought or planning)

    (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.)
  • The effort succeeded, for an instant he unconsciously relapsed into his old servile manner, bent low before me, and actually fawned upon me as he replied.
    Chapter 20 (63% in)
  • unconsciously = instinctively (without thought or planning)

    (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.)
  • Unconscious cerebration was doing its work, even with the lunatic.
    Chapter 20 (70% in)
  • unconscious = mental activity of which one is unaware

    (editor's note:  In this context, cerebration is a synonym for thought.)
  • Van Helsing nodded to him as he whispered to me unconsciously, "The Acherontia Atropos of the Sphinges, what you call the 'Death's-head Moth'?"
    Chapter 21 (31% in)
  • unconsciously = instinctively (without thought or intent)

    (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.)
  • His finger and thumb closed on her pulse, as I thought instinctively and unconsciously, as she spoke. ...
    Chapter 25 (88% in)
unconsciously = instinctively (without intent or planning)

(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.)
There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in Dracula.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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