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conceit
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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  • Thou, thou, Lysander, thou hast given her rhymes, And interchang’d love-tokens with my child: Thou hast by moonlight at her window sung, With feigning voice, verses of feigning love; And stol’n the impression of her fantasy With bracelets of thy hair, rings, gawds, conceits, Knacks, trifles, nosegays, sweetmeats,—messengers Of strong prevailment in unharden’d youth;— With cunning hast thou filch’d my daughter’s heart; Turned her obedience, which is due to me, To stubborn harshness.

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

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