While he was involved with Carr, police found a bloodied, half-conscious woman by his Datsun.
I was half-conscious, dream-conscious of the actual—knew myself in that very room—wanted to get up.
At last his tap at the door roused me from this half-conscious state.
This happened three times, so that clearly the sufferer was falling out of bed under the urgency of some half-conscious purpose.
Her state had been more like an imperfect, half-conscious, quivering death.
I could cry over her—poor dumb, half-conscious remnant of what was meant to be the image of God.'
"Oh, oh," he moaned, only half-conscious now of what they were doing.
Miss Landbury swayed dizzily and fell back, half-conscious, upon the pillows.
"I left him half-conscious, on the floor of the reception-room," replied Duncan, calmly.
Superstition may be excited, or the half-conscious tendency to deceive may be put in motion.
c.1600, "knowing, privy to," from Latin conscius "knowing, aware," from conscire (see conscience); probably a loan-translation of Greek syneidos. A word adopted from the Latin poets and much mocked at first. Sense of "active and awake" is from 1837.
conscious con·scious (kŏn'shəs)
Having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence, sensations, and thoughts.
Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate.