Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unconscious manner; without consciousness.

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  • adverb In a subconscious manner; something done unknowingly.

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

  • adverb without awareness

Etymologies

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unconscious +‎ -ly

Examples

  • He used her name unconsciously, riveting his gaze to the dancing flames.

    This Calder Sky

  • He used her name unconsciously, riveting his gaze to the dancing flames.

    This Calder Sky

  • He used her name unconsciously, riveting his gaze to the dancing flames.

    This Calder Sky

  • He used her name unconsciously, riveting his gaze to the dancing flames.

    This Calder Sky

  • He’d used her name unconsciously and wasn’t aware he’d done something wrong until she slid him a wary side glance.

    Stands a Calder Man

  • He’d used her name unconsciously and wasn’t aware he’d done something wrong until she slid him a wary side glance.

    Stands a Calder Man

  • He would, instead, read the novels in its terms unconsciously, without any intellectual freedom, as if no other terms were even conceivable.

    Updating fallacy

  • He would, instead, read the novels in its terms unconsciously, without any intellectual freedom, as if no other terms were even conceivable.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Grumpy Old Bookman posits (and I'm summarizing) that in order to become more respectable in publishing circles, the sf community has been quietly giving unwarranted kudos to literary science fiction instead of more deserving books: So what they have begun to do, consciously or unconsciously, is award prizes to work which could, on a dark night, be mistaken for literary stuff.

    Reading Snobbery, Part 2

  • Grumpy Old Bookman posits (and I'm summarizing) that in order to become more respectable in publishing circles, the sf community has been quietly giving unwarranted kudos to literary science fiction instead of more deserving books: So what they have begun to do, consciously or unconsciously, is award prizes to work which could, on a dark night, be mistaken for literary stuff.

    September 2006

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