Part of speech: noun

The state of being conscious; sensation; knowledge; the power of self - knowledge.

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Usage examples "consciousness":

  1. But side by side with the love in her soul was the secret consciousness of how very much the Enemy loved her mother, too. - "The Very Small Person", Annie Hamilton Donnell.
  2. There was a guilty answer in her consciousness which made her speak without anger. - "Harvest", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. He and Arthur were alone in the room when I came down and it was Arthur who, with an evident self- consciousness, introduced me. - "The Jervaise Comedy", J. D. Beresford.