self-consciousness

[ US /ˌsɛɫfˈkɑnʃəsnəs/ ]
NOUN
  1. embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you
  2. self-awareness plus the additional realization that others are similarly aware of you
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How To Use self-consciousness In A Sentence

  • Critics and fellow writers admired them, but grew increasingly weary with the deranged self-consciousness of it all. Times, Sunday Times
  • DreamWorks, in particular, has made the kind of allusive, parodic cultural self-consciousness that used to be called postmodernism safe for the whole family. NYT > Home Page
  • Or it may be the removal of any self-consciousness that can often accompany public expression of Jewishness in the diaspora.
  • Finally, to make the whole matter clear, let me repeat that this event, the inbreak of Self-consciousness, took place, or BEGAN to take place, an enormous time ago, perhaps in the beginning of the Neolithic Age. Pagan and Christian creeds: their origin and meaning
  • Opinions are divided about its excellence as an example of oratory; some finding a self-consciousness in it which is unapostolic. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne
  • Inhalation of mercury vapor over a long period may cause mercurialism which is characterized by fine tremors and erethism" "" Erethism may be manifested by abnormal shyness, blushing, self-consciousness, depression or despondency, resentment of criticism, irritability or excitability, headache, fatigue and insomnia. THE MERCURY MISCHIEF: As Obama Warns of Hazards, the FDA Approves Mercury Dental Fillings
  • Critics and fellow writers admired them, but grew increasingly weary with the deranged self-consciousness of it all. Times, Sunday Times
  • The fundamental argument for its existence was the immediate appeal to self-consciousness; and it was further defined as indestructible on the ground of its being utterly discontinuous and incommensurable with its material environment. The Approach to Philosophy
  • ‘Near-death does that to you,’ he replies without an iota of self-consciousness.
  • In the preface to the English translation, he says that his cisatlantic experience left him with ‘a persistent sense of self-consciousness and Unheimlichkeit.’
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