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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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  • Conceited fellow with his waxedup moustache.
  • This was so happy a conceit that it renewed the storm of mirth and threw the whole room into the most violent agitations of delight.
  • …the lutenist Dowland who lived in Fetter lane near Gerard the herbalist, who anno ludendo hausi, Doulandus, an instrument he was contemplating purchasing from Mr Arnold Dolmetsch, whom B. did not quite recall though the name certainly sounded familiar, for sixtyfive guineas and Farnaby and son with their dux and comes conceits and Byrd (William) who played the virginals, he said, in the Queen’s chapel or anywhere else he found them and one Tomkins who made toys or airs and John Bull.

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

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