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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • Isn’t it extraordinary to see a man’s confounded family conceit blinding him, even to his own interest?
  • This was said lest Miss Nickleby should grow conceited on the honour and dignity of having known four great people (for Pyke and Pluck were included among the delightful creatures), whom Mrs Wititterly did not know.

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

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