And I think that, subliminally at least, the hidden story of the shoot is what helps sell us on the visible story of its subject.
It is possible to assume that I knew it subliminally, and that the medium abstracted it from those hidden levels of my mind.
Such an impression, for instance, is that of alarm, suggested by some vague sound or odour which is only subliminally perceived.
I believe that his patients did subliminally receive such hints, and work them out in their own hypnotic behaviour.
Besides, she felt, more subliminally, that he was never so near slipping through her fingers as when he took that meek way.
1886, "below the threshold" (of consciousness), formed from sub "below" (see sub-) + Latin limen (genitive liminis) "threshold" (see limit (n.)).
Apparently a loan-translation of German unter der Schwelle (des Bewusstseins) "beneath the threshold (of consciousness)," from Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776-1841), author of a textbook on psychology published in 1824. The scare over subliminal advertising came in 1957.
subliminal sub·lim·i·nal (sŭb-lĭm'ə-nəl)
Below the threshold of conscious perception. Used of stimuli.
Inadequate to produce conscious awareness but able to evoke a response.