from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To separate or free from (one- or it-) self; transform into a different self.


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  • Throughout the film, Springsteen and the band members seem entirely unself-conscious, clearly oblivious to Rebo's presence, and completely immersed in the work at hand.

    Peter Birkenhead: Meet the Old Boss: Springsteen Revisits Darkness

  • The unlikely hero was Gump, unself-conscious in his Army dress uniform with combat medals at a peace rally on the Washington Mall.

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  • With its unself-consciously quaint domestic and commercial architecture (still a lot left, especially away from the bay) Ocean Springs reminded me of a typical town in upstate New York, crossed with Lafayette, the bustling little city at the heart of Louisiana's Cajun country.

    Peter Frank: Blague d'Art: Apres le Deluge, Moi

  • "Avatar" 's desire to have its anthropological cake and eat it too suggests something deeply unself-aware and disturbingly unresolved within Cameron himself.

    'Avatar's' Debt To 'The Wizard Of Oz'

  • He struck me as not only a stupid man, but an unself-knowing man, unself-aware.

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  • Sitting on my lap on the subway, he would unself-consciously reach his arms up to the stranger standing in front of us, asking to be picked up and spreading smiles among the other passengers.

    Falling Apart in One Piece

  • Further evidence that the younger you start and the longer you spend in Hollywood, the more of a totally unself-aware retard you become.


  • What jumps out at me here is how incredibly unselfconscious -- or maybe just unself-aware -- many privileged and educated white people are about their own racial prejudices when you put them into situations that aren't typical "racial" situations.

    More On Race And Dolls

  • It showed Peter sitting on the edge of a bed, grimacing unself-consciously into the lens.


  • I could always see people flinch a bit when I told them about him but I tried to do it in a matter of fact, unself-pitying way.

    Quinn Bradlee: Sally Quinn: Coming Out of the Closet with LD


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