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Sep
26
2014

conscious

kan sh@s

adjective
definition 1:  aware of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, and surroundings.
example:  The fighter was no longer conscious when the referee began counting.

definition 2:  aware of or sensitive to (often followed by “of”).
example:  She competed seriously, but she was also conscious of her limitations.
example:  He gradually became conscious of someone standing behind his chair.

definition 3:  fully intended; deliberate.
example:  Moving to a faraway city was a conscious choice on his part.
example:  She made a conscious decision to lead a healthier life.

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