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Love's Labour's Lost
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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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Love's Labour's Lost
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  • A good lustre or conceit in a turf of earth; fire enough for a flint, pearl enough for a swine; ’tis pretty; it is well.
  • His eye begets occasion for his wit, For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue, conceit’s expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished; So sweet and voluble is his discourse.
  • The tongues of mocking wenches are as keen As is the razor’s edge invisible, Cutting a smaller hair than may be seen, Above the sense of sense; so sensible Seemeth their conference; their conceits have wings, Fleeter than arrows, bullets, wind, thought, swifter things.
  • — Here stand I, lady; dart thy skill at me; Bruise me with scorn, confound me with a flout; Thrust thy sharp wit quite through my ignorance; Cut me to pieces with thy keen conceit; And I will wish thee never more to dance, Nor never more in Russian habit wait.

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

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