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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • On the contrary, he was conceited and seemed to despise everybody.
  • He was well aware of his own considerable abilities, and nervously exaggerated them in his self-conceit.
  • Ivan is a conceited coxcomb, but he has no particular learning …. nor education either.
  • The worst of it all was that, as I learned then, the young landowner had been a long while betrothed to her, and I had met him indeed many times in her house, but blinded by my conceit I had noticed nothing.
  • Awfully conceited, though.
  • He began very simply and directly, with an air of conviction, but not the slightest trace of conceit.
  • What kept me from coming was my conceit, my egoistic vanity, and the beastly wilfullness, which I never can get rid of, though I’ve been struggling with it all my life.
  • Conceit may be, that comes from youth, that will be corrected if need be, but, on the other hand, there is an independent spirit almost from childhood, boldness of thought and conviction, and not the spirit of these sausage makers, groveling before authority….
  • And, for some reason, I really am known all over the market," Kolya added conceitedly.
  • No knowledge and unbounded conceit—that’s what the German meant to say about the Russian schoolboy."

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

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