Examples from the Web for subconscious
Their motives were the usual mix of the honorable, the base, and the subconscious.Death of JFK Spawned an Industry That Thrived for Decades|Richard Woodward|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The third eye would seem to symbolize a hidden inner knowledge or the subconscious.
I knew that on a subconscious level at the writing stage, because of the way the stories went together.‘Mad Men’: Matthew Weiner & Christina Hendricks on ‘The Other Woman,’ Part 1|Jace Lacob|August 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“The effect is probably very subtle,” admits Pincott, but she adds that there are subconscious behavioral factors at work as well.
There is much meaning to be gleaned, too, from your own subconscious motivations, Freudian slip-ups, and dreams.
She wanted to run, and yet some subconscious idea restrained her.The Camp Fire Girls in the Outside World|Margaret Vandercook
It was a chance remark made by an eminent man that aroused my subconscious literary personality to irresistible action.A Mind That Found Itself|Clifford Whittingham Beers
All memory of another life was sunk deep into the subconscious.The Best Short Stories of 1915|Various
My impressions were all subconscious, but registered exactly.The High Heart|Basil King
For most of us the fear of death is a subconscious rather than an active fear.The Conquest of Fear|Basil King
British Dictionary definitions for subconscious
Word Origin and History for subconscious
1823, "not wholly conscious" (implied in subconsciously), from sub- + conscious. First attested in De Quincey. The noun, in the psychological sense, is attested from 1886; earlier subconsciousness (1874).