stream of consciousness

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stream of consciousness

n. pl. streams of consciousness
1. A literary technique that presents the thoughts and feelings of a character as they occur.
2. Psychology The conscious experience of an individual regarded as a continuous, flowing series of images and ideas running through the mind.

stream′-of-con′scious·ness adj.

stream of consciousness

n
1. (Psychology) psychol the continuous flow of ideas, thoughts, and feelings forming the content of an individual's consciousness. The term was originated by William James
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms)
a. a literary technique that reveals the flow of thoughts and feelings of characters through long passages of soliloquy
b. (as modifier): a stream-of-consciousness novel.

stream′ of con′sciousness


n.
1. thought regarded as a succession of ideas and images constantly moving forward in time.
2. a style of writing in which a character's random thoughts are represented by disregarding logical sequence, normal syntax, or distinctions in the levels of reality.
[1850–55]
stream′-of-con′sciousness, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stream of consciousness - a literary genre that reveals a character's thoughts and feeling as they develop by means of a long soliloquy
prose - ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
2.stream of consciousness - the continuous flow of ideas and feelings that constitute an individual's conscious experience
consciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; "he lost consciousness"
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Filmore or her husband, and now our German courier, whose stream of thought rushed upon me like a ringing in the ears not to be got rid of, though it allowed my own impulses and ideas to continue their uninterrupted course.
The brand's first collection 'Pipe In Gold' combines that stream of thought with the shapes of unconventional materials.
Just one stream of thought, controlling all other thoughts and not allowing free flow of different views is not acceptable in a university.
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Larson pursues his first aim by describing what counts as conservatism, emphasizing various figures and strands while arguing that a core stream of thought begins with Edmund Burke's reaction to the French Revolution and moves through the American Founders to its most recent spokesman, Ronald Reagan.
4:6, 8-9, which assume Wisdom's personification, thereby possibly associating her with the "Get Wisdom" stream of thought.
Blend in tarot and emotional connection and you have a vivid stream of thought that is reflective and engrossing
Ask individuals in these key roles to document critical information in parallel with interviews--a stream of thought approach is often necessary.
But in general, the MHP -- which has lost its global perspective and instead picked up a more general nationalist stream of thought -- lost votes in its main vote depot of Central Anatolia to the AK Party, and lost in big cities to the CHP.
If you focus on a stream of thought, then you need to be mindful and allow the attention to follow the stream of consciousness in a detached, nonjudgmental manner.
Mark Twain's Autobiographical Dictations and William James's Concept of 'The Stream of Thought,'" Patrick K.
It's not haphazard, there's just a stream of thought I follow until the end.