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The Catcher in the Rye
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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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The Catcher in the Rye
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  • ...the reason she thought he was conceited was because he happened to mention to her that he was captain of the debating team.
  • He’s a conceited sonuvabitch.
  • He’s conceited, but he’s very generous in some things.
  • He was too conceited.
  • A little thing like that, and she thought he was conceited!
  • She told Roberta he was too conceited—and the reason she thought he was conceited was because he happened to mention to her that he was captain of the debating team.
  • There was this one boy at Elkton Hills, named James Castle, that wouldn’t take back something he said about this very conceited boy, Phil Stabile.
  • James Castle called him a very conceited guy, and one of Stabile’s lousy friends went and squealed on him to Stabile.
  • Every time you mention some guy that’s strictly a bastard—very mean, or very conceited and all—and when you mention it to the girl, she’ll tell you he has an inferiority complex.
  • The trouble with girls is, if they like a boy, no matter how big a bastard he is, they’ll say he has an inferiority complex, and if they don’t like him, no matter how nice a guy he is, or how big an inferiority complex he has, they’ll say he’s conceited.

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

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