While he was involved with Carr, police found a bloodied, half-conscious woman by his Datsun.
I was half-conscious, dream-conscious of the actual—knew myself in that very room—wanted to get up.
The man, only half-conscious, returned to his senses by the force of that same will.
This happened three times, so that clearly the sufferer was falling out of bed under the urgency of some half-conscious purpose.
All that day Miss Collingham remained in a half-conscious state.
I could cry over her—poor dumb, half-conscious remnant of what was meant to be the image of God.'
There were a few gurgles, half-conscious efforts to swallow, and then—success.
Miss Landbury swayed dizzily and fell back, half-conscious, upon the pillows.
In a dazed, half-conscious way I turned to peruse the notebook.
Superstition may be excited, or the half-conscious tendency to deceive may be put in motion.
c.1600, "knowing, privy to," from Latin conscius "knowing, aware," from conscire (see conscience); probably a loan-translation of Greek syneidos. A word adopted from the Latin poets and much mocked at first. Sense of "active and awake" is from 1837.
conscious con·scious (kŏn'shəs)
Having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence, sensations, and thoughts.
Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate.