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The Mill on the Floss
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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Oh, I dare say, and a nasty conceited thing.
  • Her conceit would soon be overawed by the actual inspection of his books.
  • "I don’t mind," said the little conceited minx, "I’ll ask him myself."
  • Then with a bright smile, "I think perhaps I could if he were very conceited; and yet, if he got extremely humiliated afterward, I should relent."
  • Lucy had said he was inclined to be satirical, and Maggie had mentally supplied the addition, "and rather conceited."
  • You think he is conceited, I see that.
  • "Maggie is not the sort of woman Stephen admires, and she is irritated by something in him which she interprets as conceit," was the silent observation that accounted for everything to guileless Lucy.
  • Scorn and cynicism would be my only opium; unless I could fall into some kind of conceited madness, and fancy myself a favorite of Heaven because I am not a favorite with men.
  • But suppose, Maggie,—suppose it was a man who was not conceited, who felt he had nothing to be conceited about; who had been marked from childhood for a peculiar kind of suffering, and to whom you were the day-star of his life; who loved you, worshipped you, so entirely that he felt it happiness enough for him if you would let him see you at rare moments——
  • But suppose, Maggie,—suppose it was a man who was not conceited, who felt he had nothing to be conceited about; who had been marked from childhood for a peculiar kind of suffering, and to whom you were the day-star of his life; who loved you, worshipped you, so entirely that he felt it happiness enough for him if you would let him see you at rare moments——
  • I’ve never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them."
  • She did not answer immediately; very angry words rose to her lips, but they were driven back again, and she said at last: "You often think I’m conceited, Tom, when I don’t mean what I say at all in that way.

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

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