self-consciously love



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  • adv. In a self-conscious manner

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an uncomfortably self-conscious manner


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  • He stole a glance at Kirk, then looked away again when he found the boy’s expression self-consciously blank and unreadable.

    The Janus Gate: Future Imperfect

  • “I already did,” he says, chuckling self-consciously, which makes the whole group erupt in laughter, finally breaking the ice.

    American Grace

  • She passes out colored markers and paper, and each girl marks her paper gingerly, glancing around the room self-consciously.

    American Grace

  • Rather than a defective personality trait, authority-mindedness is understood to be ‘an intentionally adopted’ worldview that ‘self-consciously values authority.’

    American Grace

  • Hal Duncan's Vellum maybe fits the bill, being recent and (in parts) self-consciously modern (ist)?

    MIND MELD: New SF/F Recommendations for the Golden Age Reader

  • She crossed her arms self-consciously, covering the worn spots on her skirt.


  • His prose is self-consciously "good" minimalist prose in which stating the blandly obvious in simple declarative sentences is meant to pass as poetic and full of implied feeling and meaning.

    Wishing Woody had shot the narrator or, better yet, not shot Vicky Cristina Barcelona

  • Thieves Like Us, then, is only typically an Altman movie in the ways that it is self-consciously not a typical Altman movie.

    Thieves unlike them

  • Matt Roush: Luck is nowhere near as inscrutable and self-consciously opaque as John From Cincinnati, although even when you can understand what the actors are saying — lots of method mumbling going on here, delivering that peculiar David Milch-ian syntax — you may not always understand what they're talking about, because they often speak in horse code.

    Ask Matt: Once Upon a Time, Pilot Season, Luck and HBO, Revenge and More

  • Yet, this term might also be usefully applied to the great flowering of self-consciously new styles, often genetically linked in some ways to the Arts and Crafts Movement, that appeared at the turn of the last century; theirs is in many ways a brilliant example of innovative approaches to design that nonetheless fell within the bounds of tradition, and sought to expand them in new directions rather than simply forsaking them.

    The Other Modern: An Introduction


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