Origin of subconscious
Examples from the Web for subconsciousness
But here again we run up against the problem of the subconsciousness, with its infinite mass of "forgotten" knowledge.
Between these extremes there is an almost infinite series of strata, ranging through every conceivable degree of subconsciousness.What Is and What Might Be|Edmond Holmes
He worked on her subconsciousness, 126 undermining her path, and at nights and in her sleep she grew aware of him.The Branding Iron|Katharine Newlin Burt
There was in his own nature a vein of anxiety of which the subconsciousness of his own strength threw up the outcrop.The Man|Bram Stoker
It comes out of a subconsciousness in which death and not life is the base.The Conquest of Fear|Basil King
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).
The part of the psyche just below consciousness and capable of bursting into consciousness. For example, a repressed sexual desire is part of our subconsciousness, although we may at some time become conscious of it.