Consciousness

Con"scious*ness

(?), n. 1. The state of being conscious; knowledge of one's own existence, condition, sensations, mental operations, acts, etc.
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Consciousness is thus, on the one hand, the recognition by the mind or "ego" of its acts and affections; -- in other words, the self-affirmation that certain modifications are known by me, and that these modifications are mine.
Sir W. Hamilton.
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2. Immediate knowledge or perception of the presence of any object, state, or sensation. See the Note under Attention.
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Annihilate the consciousness of the object, you annihilate the consciousness of the operation.
Sir W. Hamilton.
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And, when the steam
Which overflowed the soul had passed away,
A consciousness remained that it had left.
. . . images and precious thoughts
That shall not die, and can not be destroyed.
Wordsworth.
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The consciousness of wrong brought with it the consciousness of weakness.
Froude.
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3. Feeling, persuasion, or expectation; esp., inward sense of guilt or innocence. [R.]
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An honest mind is not in the power of a dishonest: to break its peace there must be some guilt or consciousness.
Pope.
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