self-consciously

ADVERB
  1. in an uncomfortably self-conscious manner
    the little girl self-consciously recited the poem
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How To Use self-consciously In A Sentence

  • Maybe Richard Cohen's only problem is that he gently cries himself to sleep at night, his uncalloused, lily-white hands self-consciously stroking his beard, waiting for an anthrax letter that never comes. Dan Sweeney: Richard Cohen: Squealing Porcine Quisling, or just Gone Native?
  • In contrast to what he sees as the dry formalism of his forbears, Morrison offers a self-consciously passionate response to the play.
  • Danny's hands flew to his head self-consciously, the shrill ringing of his phone saving Alyssa from a tart response.
  • Thus, from the outset, we are on the borderline between art and clich√©, the self-consciously poetic writing nudging us in the direction of art.
  • You have to ask yourself whether an illiterate country girl, ignorant in city ways, would have such a self-consciously literary mode of expressing herself.
  • Gus is self-consciously aware of his hunchback and tries to stand taller than everyone else, with tough-as-nails determination and on-demand availability.
  • She was self-consciously aware of his stare.
  • Suspense, of which Hitchcock remains the acknowledged master, is merely the form of cinema that focuses most self-consciously on this general truth of cinematic experience.
  • Self-consciously she fingered the emeralds at her throat.
  • She was fiddling self-consciously with her wedding ring.
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