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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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Wuthering Heights
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  • The last reflection may seem conceited; it was not.
  • The old cynic chose to be vastly offended at this nicety; assuring me, repeatedly, that ’the barn was every bit as good’ as I, ’and every bit as wollsome,’ and wondering how I could fashion to be so conceited.
  • I’ve a very good mind to shake you severely, for your contemptible treachery, and your imbecile conceit.’
  • Besides, it’s infernal affectation — devilish conceit it is, to cherish our ears — we’re asses enough without them.

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  • Her conceit will be her downfall.
  • Even misfortune didn’t diminish her conceit.

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