What does the word consciousness mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  2. There was a guilty answer in her consciousness which made her speak without anger. – Harvest by 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 by J. D. Beresford