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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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Romeo and Juliet
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  • Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, Brags of his substance, not of ornament: They are but beggars that can count their worth; But my true love is grown to such excess, I cannot sum up sum of half my wealth.
  • Or, if I live, is it not very like The horrible conceit of death and night, Together with the terror of the place,— As in a vault, an ancient receptacle, Where, for this many hundred years, the bones Of all my buried ancestors are pack’d; Where bloody Tybalt, yet but green in earth, Lies festering in his shroud; where, as they say, At some hours in the night spirits resort;— Alack, alack, is it not like that I, So early waking,—what with loathsome smells, And shrieks like mandrakes…

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

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