unconsciousness


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It was a stately and gallant little compliment performed with the grace and dignity of utter unconsciousness of self.
Eugene, with a most pathetic struggle against the unconsciousness that was coming over him, and with a look of appeal that affected his friend profoundly, said:
Like a man in fever, waking to intervals of consciousness, so Old Tarwater awoke, cooked his moose-meat, and fed the fire; but more and more time he spent in his torpor, unaware of what was day-dream and what was sleep-dream in the content of his unconsciousness. And here, in the unforgetable crypts of man's unwritten history, unthinkable and unrealizable, like passages of nightmare or impossible adventures of lunacy, he encountered the monsters created of man's first morality that ever since have vexed him into the spinning of fantasies to elude them or do battle with them.
The longer Levin mowed, the oftener he felt the moments of unconsciousness in which it seemed not his hands that swung the scythe, but the scythe mowing of itself, a body full of life and consciousness of its own, and as though by magic, without thinking of it, the work turned out regular and well-finished of itself.
Watching from above, Chulk saw the black warrior stretched thus in the unconsciousness of sleep one sultry afternoon.
Beneficent Fate maintained her in happy unconsciousness of the dread presence sneaking stealthily upon her.
For surely one important condition of innocence is unconsciousness of doing wrong.
He drinks himself into sottish unconsciousness. He sleeps a drugged sleep, and, if he dream, his dreams are dim and inarticulate.
It would seem natural to step from under a descending sword unconsciously, and against one's will and intent--yet this unconsciousness is not allowed.
I gave him a sufficient dose of veronal to insure his unconsciousness for several hours.
There was an interval of unconsciousness, and when I revived I felt a strangling clutch upon my throat--felt my arms feebly beating against something that bore me backward--felt my tongue thrusting itself from between my teeth!
Then I went down, fighting, beneath a half-hundred warriors; but before they had battered me into unconsciousness I heard that from the lips of Dejah Thoris that made all my suffering well worth while.