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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • That’s the way he’s been since he was five years old-the most conceited brat you ever saw-and I knew he’d grow up to be the most selfish creature on God’s earth.
  • It’s disgusting, the way you let that conceited punk order you about.
  • Now I’ll guess what you’re thinking: go ahead, say that it’s evil, that I’m selfish, conceited, heartless, cruel.
  • These two, apparently, are willing to stake the lives of their fellow men on their own conceited notions about their powers of judgment, against the overwhelming majority opinion of recognized experts.
  • Oh, I know that you think you’re fighting for some sort of principle —but actually it’s only a matter of your incredible conceit.
  • I thought you were conceited enough, but I see that you have no idea of what you’ve got in you.
  • But I don’t think I should be too conceited about it-there’s not much competition left in the world, there’s no place to invest one’s money, if one happens to get rich quickly, and here’s d’Anconia Copper, the oldest company on earth, the one that’s been the safest bet for centuries.
  • God, Henry, but you’re conceited!" said Philip.
  • You’re unbearably conceited," was one of the two sentences she heard throughout her childhood, even though she never spoke of her own ability.
  • She shrugged, "That’s the conceit I’m talking about-the idea that it matters who’s right or wrong.
  • My sister is a ruthless, conceited bitch, who won’t take anyone’s ideas but her own…… Why do they keep looking at me that way-she and Rearden and all those people?

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

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