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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Still, there might have been some self-conceit in my foolish supposition the other night.
  • Fool as I may be, I am not so conceited as to suppose that!
  • Bathsheba’s momentary impulse at hearing this was to ask why he thought that, till she remembered that, far from being a conceited assumption on Boldwood’s part, it was but the natural conclusion of serious reflection based on deceptive premises of her own offering.
  • "I think you—are conceited, nevertheless," said Bathsheba, looking askance at a reed she was fitfully pulling with one hand, having lately grown feverish under the soldier’s system of procedure—not because the nature of his cajolery was entirely unperceived, but because its vigour was overwhelming.

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

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