- the totality of mental processes of which the individual is not aware; unreportable mental activities.
Origin of subconscious
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Examples from the Web for subconsciously
Or perhaps certain Republicans have a fear of success, so they are subconsciously sabotaging their own party?Can the GOP Get Out of Its Own Way? Recent Comments Make You Wonder
January 28, 2014
It may have been subconsciously there, but they certainly pulled it out and made it front and center, I think.Britney Spears’s ‘…Baby One More Time’ Turns 15: The Making of an Iconic Music Video
October 23, 2013
Her parents used to have her pose for portraits, which she says may have subconsciously instilled in her a desire to perform.Mia Wasikowska’s Psychosexual Turn in ‘Stoker’
March 1, 2013
So it was really awesome, especially since I think, subconsciously, that I wrote it for him.Matt Damon and John Krasinski Talk About Their Bromance, ‘Promised Land,’ and More
December 26, 2012
Double-think, censorship, and fear permeate daily life, often subconsciously.Let Saudi Women Drive!
June 17, 2011
Subconsciously his busy ego was finding solace after last night's rebuff.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
And yet subconsciously he knew that all the time he was creating her there had been before him a vision of Jane.Quaint Courtships
But Vere was surely suffering, subconsciously, because of Hermione.A Spirit in Prison
But subconsciously there ran an undercurrent of dread insecurity.
Subconsciously, perhaps, she recorded a possible second string to her bow.The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
- acting or existing without one's awarenesssubconscious motive
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Word Origin and History for subconsciously
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Not wholly conscious; partially or imperfectly conscious.
- The part of the mind below the level of conscious perception.
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