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conceit
used in The Merchant of Venice

3 uses
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Definition
feelings of excessive pride
  • Madam, although I speak it in your presence, You have a noble and a true conceit Of godlike amity, which appears most strongly In bearing thus the absence of your lord.
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (5% in)
  • I tell thee what, Antonio— I love thee, and 'tis my love that speaks— There are a sort of men whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond, And do a wilful stillness entertain, With purpose to be dress'd in an opinion Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit; As who should say 'I am Sir Oracle, And when I ope my lips let no dog bark.'
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — Venice. A street (52% in)
  • For the table, sir, it shall be served in; for the meat, sir, it shall be covered; for your coming in to dinner, sir, why, let it be as humours and conceits shall govern.
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 — The same. A garden (70% in)

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