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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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  • Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers.
  • Know of me then,—for now I speak to some purpose,—that I know you are a gentleman of good conceit: I speak not this that you should bear a good opinion of my knowledge, insomuch I say I know you are; neither do I labour for a greater esteem than may in some little measure draw a belief from you, to do yourself good, and not to grace me.

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

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