That numbness was gone and the pain was now a conscious throb.
Somewhere in the back of her mind, she might have been aware of his looks, but for some reason it hadn't been a conscious thought.
He strolled among the self-conscious pets and people, smiling and looking until he was sure she wasn't there.
If he was self-conscious about his inability to talk, he gave no indication.
Suddenly self-conscious, she touched her face.
There are conscious thoughts that you're aware of and subconscious ones that you're not.
Katie moved toward them steadily, self-conscious in the snug teal gown that displayed the curves the slender women around her didn't have.
Self-conscious, she turned off the water and wrapped herself in a towel before crossing to the sinks lining one wall with bright mirrors hanging above them.
The dream was drifting away from conscious memory, into that pit of forgotten remembrances that somewhere dwells in our deepest subconscious.
Rev. Martin and his socially conscious wife must have dined there many a time, perhaps as poor Annie, like some wayward match girl, hovered outside.
Lana couldn't help but feel self-conscious at the lingering looks they gave her.
I wasn't even conscious of what was happening.
Vaguely she was aware of a vehicle door shutting outside and the front door opening, but it wasn't a conscious thought until Katie and Alex were walking down the hall.
Pure will kept her conscious as she struggled to keep it from shredding her.
It'll guide you out of the forest - if you're conscious - and a rescue team to your body if you're not.
The continual, slow and laborious progress from the one to the other is that which really constitutes history, and man becomes civilized by rendering himself the conscious and independent possessor of all that in poetical wisdom remained impersonal, unconscious, that came, as it were, from without by divine afflatus.
The affections die away - die of their own conscious feebleness and uselessness.
The Left, conscious of its strength, impatiently awaited the moment of accession to power.
She drew me closer to her and said, "It is here," pointing to my heart, whose beats I was conscious of for the first time.
The words themselves fascinated me; but I took no conscious account of what I read.
Her mind is so constituted that she is in a state of feverish unrest while conscious that there is something that she does not comprehend.
Sometimes, when I compare myself with other men, it seems as if I were more favored by the gods than they, beyond any deserts that I am conscious of; as if I had a warrant and surety at their hands which my fellows have not, and were especially guided and guarded.
However intense my experience, I am conscious of the presence and criticism of a part of me, which, as it were, is not a part of me, but spectator, sharing no experience, but taking note of it, and that is no more I than it is you.
But are they not indeed distinguished who are conscious that they are regarded at all?
It's bad.... he reflected, but while he was thinking this (the reflection was still incomplete), he caught himself smiling and was conscious that another line of thought had sprung up, and while thinking of her worthlessness he was also dreaming of how she would be his wife, how she would love him become quite different, and how all he had thought and heard of her might be false.
Not daring to look round and without looking round, he was ecstatically conscious of his approach.
But his strength soon began to fail him, and looking about him, conscious of having said much that was amiss, he again got into his caleche and drove back in silence.