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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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  • But the celebrated cinema jester’s conceit of dropping toads into a soup-plate flung her into unwilling tittering, and the afterglow faded, the dead queens fled through darkness.
  • " The Shaw conceit amused her, and perplexed Kennicott: "Strikes me it’s darn fresh.
  • (Probably I’m conceited about my lack of conceit!
  • (Probably I’m conceited about my lack of conceit!
  • "He’s nothing but a conceited buttinsky.
  • It proved that the only problems which America had to face were Mormonism and Prohibition: "Don’t let any of these self-conceited fellows that are always trying to stir up trouble deceive you with the belief that there’s anything to all these smart-aleck movements to let the unions and the Farmers’ Nonpartisan League kill all our initiative and enterprise by fixing wages and prices.

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

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