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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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  • Muck their egotism and their selfishness and their selfishness and their egotism and their conceit and their treachery.
  • Kleber, Lucasz, and Hans had done a fine job of their share in the defense of Madrid with the International Brigades and then the old bald, spectacled, conceited, stupid-as-an-owl, unintelligent-inconversation, brave— and-as-dumb-as-a-bull, propaganda-build-up defender of Madrid, Miaja, had been so jealous of the publicity Kleber received that he had forced the Russians to relieve Kieber of his command and send him to Valencia.

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

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