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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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Mansfield Park
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  • I had thought you peculiarly free from wilfulness of temper, self-conceit, and every tendency to that independence of spirit which prevails so much in modern days, even in young women, and which in young women is offensive and disgusting beyond all common offence.
  • Everybody around her was gay and busy, prosperous and important; each had their object of interest, their part, their dress, their favourite scene, their friends and confederates: all were finding employment in consultations and comparisons, or diversion in the playful conceits they suggested.

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

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