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

  • adj. Partially conscious; not completely aware of sensations.

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  • adj. Neither fully conscious nor unconscious, partially aware but confused or distracted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Half conscious; imperfectly conscious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Imperfectly conscious; not fully conscious.

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

  • adj. partially conscious; not completely aware of sensations


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  • Is it a semiconscious daze that is halfway between sleeping and waking?

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  • Two of the semiconscious bodies were Ferengi, and the other was Klingon.

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  • The worst off was Sister Muriel, a seventy-year-old Protestant missionary who was lying semiconscious on her side on the floor.

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  • I suspect that a lot of this is because my brain confabulates details in that semiconscious stage just before waking, patching in cause and effect and rationalizations to explain just why I and the cast of Firefly are on a mission to replace the Pope with a robot double.

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  • The man, who was identified as Vangelis Kapatos, landed on his back and was found semiconscious by officers responding to a 911 call from a parking-garage attendant who witnessed the fall in front of a building on West 45th Street in Hell's Kitchen.

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  • In many countries you are likely to have to pay bribes not to be arrested, and in the case of a scuffle their attitude is usually baton/pistolwhip both people until semiconscious, drag to custody, THEN ask questions.

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  • Unconscious and semi-unconscious partygoers were scattered throughout the home, and one man was found engaging in a sexual act with a semiconscious female, who was later determined to be his girlfriend, police said.

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  • So there I was, driving the Hawk down Ibn Gvirol street, a semiconscious fireman in the passenger seat and a rather too conscious one somewhere in the back, where I couldn't see him because the right-wing mirror had just been broken by a flying bicycle, rider included.

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  • Many of the poetic collisions, subversions, and juxtapositions therein inspired, in some semiconscious way, the dishes I wanted to prepare for him.

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  • It seemed to capture my almost-awake times pretty well: There were many mornings when, as I was buzzed awake from a semiconscious state, I literally thought, "wow this is a good time to wake up."

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