hyperconscious love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Extremely or acutely aware.

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  • adj. Extremely conscious or aware


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  • The effect is one in which we are conscious, if not "hyperconscious," of two media at work.

    Blake's Contraries Game

  • He was hyperconscious of what he called “the tremendous anti-Latin feeling” of California and Los Angeles.

    Empire of Dreams

  • When tragedy does occur, it is more often than not given a black-comedic inflection — as in works by Wallace, Antrim, Eggers, and their ilk — not because the authors can't do powerful conflict and emotion, necessarily, but because the hyperconscious self-reflexiveness of their style is hard to turn off.

    These Kids Today

  • Born in 1943 and raised in Chicago in a secular family hyperconscious of who was and who was not Jewish, Zimmerman confessed that she, too, made note of women who were:

    Literature Scholars in the United States.

  • Today, the guardians of political correctness are hyperconscious about race.

    "We, in former times, constantly made jokes about different races."

  • Seminal Caucasian rappers like the Beastie Boys always seemed hyperconscious of their whiteness; when their first album came out in 1986, just about everyone assumed the Beastie Boys were mocking black culture.

    Chuck Klosterman on Pop

  • Daily life is an ongoing process of internalized discipline: parents teach their children to act as though the child next to them but in a different city isn't there; adults become hyperconscious of how long they look in a particular direction, or in what direction they step; and eventually, residents of each city come to embody their citizenship in particular ways of movement.

    The Little Professor:

  • The extraordinary meticulousness makes me, at least, hyperconscious of the artist.

    Outer Limits of the Pencil

  • Moshe Feldenkrais, who developed The Feldenkrais Method for rehabilitating physical injuries, broke down bodily movements into tiny parts, teaching patients to become hyperconscious of the impact of each muscle's micro-movements, thereby identifying exactly where the changes must occur in order to avoid further pain.

    Shari Foos: The Upside Of The Fall

  • Consumers have become hyperconscious about fuel economy, and other makers also are suffering from a disinterest in crossovers, while sales of passenger cars are booming.

    New Murano: Better, but Is It Enough?


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