(?), a. [L. conscius; con- + scire to know. See Conscience.] 1. Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or mental operations.
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Some are thinking or conscious beings, or have a power of thought.
I. Watts.
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2. Possessing knowledge, whether by internal, conscious experience or by external observation; cognizant; aware; sensible.
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Her conscious heart imputed suspicion where none could have been felt.
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The man who breathes most healthilly is least conscious of his own breathing.
De Quincey.
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3. Made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as, conscious guilt.
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With conscious terrors vex me round.

Syn. -- Aware; apprised; sensible; felt; known.
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