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Origin of unconscious
Examples from the Web for unconsciousness
Dr. Karasu said "there's a greater pleasure in the unconsciousness of revenge - it's more powerful than success."
Twice he made the blundering maid repeat the telegram, and finally exhausted with the mental effort, dropped into unconsciousness.The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp|Katherine Stokes
For two years more he lingered, sinking slowly into unconsciousness and imbecility.Queen Victoria|Lytton Strachey
This man arranged a spur so that when unconsciousness came, his naked body pressed against the iron teeth.Martin Eden|Jack London
1712, "unaware, not marked by conscious thought," from un- (1) "not" + conscious. Meaning "temporarily insensible, knocked out" is recorded from 1860. In psychology, the noun the unconscious (1884) is a loan-translation of German das Unbewusste. The adjective in this sense is recorded from 1912.
The part of the psyche lying far below consciousness and not easily raised into consciousness. In Freudian psychology, the unconscious cannot be directly observed with the conscious mind, but it has its own processes and deeply affects conscious thought.