I was conscious that a moment's mutiny had already rendered me liable to strange penalties, and, like any other rebel slave, I felt resolved, in my desperation, to go all lengths.
Women have been taught from a young age to be aware of their surroundings and to be very security conscious. I think women intuitively grasp the need for security.
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He was conscious of failure and of detection, of the squalor of his own mind and home, and felt against his neck the raw edge of his turned and jagged collar.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
An uninhabited house of two storeys stood at the blind end, detached from its neighbours in a square ground The other houses of the street, conscious of decent lives within them, gazed at one another with brown imperturbable faces.
From long habit the train of thoughts ran so swiftly through my mind, that I arrived at the conclusion without being conscious of intermediate steps.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He looked from one to the other of us, and under our gaze of inquiry he became conscious that some apology was needed for this unceremonious entry.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
For some time, now, the boys had been dully conscious of a peculiar sound in the distance, just as one sometimes is of the ticking of a clock which he takes no distinct note of.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
It might be that their lives were hard and that not all of their hopes had been fulfilled; but they were conscious that they were not as other animals.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
This position of affairs had now lasted three days, and not only the husband and wife themselves, but all the members of their family and household, were painfully conscious of it.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Vronsky was continually conscious of the necessity of never for a second relaxing the tone of stern official respectfulness, that he might not himself be insulted.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She was distinctly conscious now of the birth of a new feeling of love for the future child, for her to some extent actually existing already, and she brooded blissfully over this feeling.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
All were conscious of this unseen line, and the question whether they would cross it or not, and how they would cross it, agitated them all.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
You may not have seen, but I have seen, how good men brought up in those traditions of unlimited power, in time when they grow more irritable, become cruel and harsh, are conscious of it, but cannot restrain themselves and grow more and more miserable.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context