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conscious
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

3 meanings, 18 uses
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1  —13 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 felt his consciousness slipping, his mind losing adhesion, until all he knew was a single thought: He cannot break me.
    p. 296.1
consciousness = wakefulness (awareness of surroundings)

(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.)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Louie beat one kid so badly, leaving him unconscious in a ditch, that he was afraid he'd killed him.
    p. 11.1
  • unconscious = in a state similar to sleep where one is unaware of surroundings

    (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.)
  • In 1943, navy lieutenant Art Reading, Louie's USC track teammate, was knocked unconscious as he ditched his two-man plane.
    p. 85.9
  • unconscious = into a state similar to sleep where one is unaware of surroundings

    (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.)
  • Louie knelt beside Brooks, who was still unconscious.
    p. 99.2
  • unconscious = in a state similar to sleep where one is unaware of surroundings

    (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.)
  • And how had he been loosed from the wires while unconscious?
    p. 129.5
  • unconscious = in a state similar to sleep where one is not aware of surroundings

    (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.)
  • For forty-five minutes, perhaps an hour, the beating went on, long past when Harris fell unconscious.
    p. 229.1
  • unconscious = into a state similar to sleep where one is not aware of surroundings

    (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.)
  • Watanabe beat POWs every day, fracturing their windpipes, rupturing their eardrums, shattering their teeth, tearing one man's ear half off, leaving men unconscious.
    p. 237.0
  • unconscious = in a state similar to sleep where one is not aware of surroundings

    (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.)
  • One POW recalled seeing him gently praise a POW, fly into a rage and beat the POW unconscious, then amble to his office and eat his lunch with the placidity of a grazing cow.
    p. 238.0
  • unconscious = into a state similar to sleep where one is not aware of surroundings

    (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.)
  • On November 6, apparently after Harris was caught speaking, the Quack had pounced on him again, joining several guards in clubbing him into unconsciousness.
    p. 272.1
  • unconsciousness = a state similar to sleep where one is unaware of surroundings

    (editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unconsciousness means not and reverses the meaning of consciousness. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • And on at least one of these nights, the Bird beat Louie to unconsciousness.
    p. 294.9
  • unconsciousness = a state similar to sleep where one is unaware of surroundings

    (editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unconsciousness means not and reverses the meaning of consciousness. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • Time ticked on, and still Louie remained in the same position, conscious and yet not, the beam over his head, his eyes on the Bird's face, enduring long past when his strength should have given out.
    p. 296.2
  • conscious = awake (aware of surroundings)
  • He attacked Ken Marvin, knocked him unconscious, roused him with a bucket of water to his face, told him to take care of his health, then knocked him out again.
    p. 297.4
  • unconscious = into a state similar to sleep where one is not aware of surroundings

    (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.)
  • He slowly came to understand that the woman's boyfriend had knocked him unconscious.
    p. 363.6
unconscious = into a state similar to sleep where one is not aware of surroundings

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

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2  —1 use as in:
a conscious effort to lose weight
Definition
intentional (done on purpose) — perhaps with significant effort
  • At the sound of the gun, Louie's body, electric with nervous energy, wanted to bolt, but Louie made a conscious effort to relax, knowing how far he had to go.
    p. 33.5
conscious = intentional (done on purpose)

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

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3  —4 uses as in:
environmentally conscious
Definition
aware or concerned about something
  • As a pilot, he was keenly conscious that if he made a mistake, eight other men could die.
    p. 90.5
conscious = aware and concerned
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The restiveness, the self-consciousness, and the need to oppose disappeared.
    p. 16.2
  • 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.)
  • Even by the standards of his honor-conscious culture, he was unusually consumed by his perceived humiliation, and was intent upon inflicting the same pain on the men under his power.
    p. 237.5
  • conscious = aware and concerned about
  • He became more and more conscious of how much time was passing.
    p. 295.9
conscious = aware and concerned about
There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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