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conceit
used in Middlemarch

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feelings of excessive pride
  • Haughtiness is not conceit; I call Fred conceited.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (95% in)
  • With some endowment of stupidity and conceit, she might have thought that a Christian young lady of fortune should find her ideal of life in village charities, patronage of the humbler clergy, the perusal of "Female Scripture Characters," unfolding the private experience of Sara under the Old Dispensation, and Dorcas under the New, and the care of her soul over her embroidery in her own boudoir—with a background of prospective marriage to a man who, if less strict than herself, as...
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (19% in)
  • He held that reliance to be a mark of genius; and certainly it is no mark to the contrary; genius consisting neither in self-conceit nor in humility, but in a power to make or do, not anything in general, but something in particular.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (67% in)
  • I did not tell you that Mr. Lydgate was haughty; but il y en a pour tous les gouts, as little Mamselle used to say, and if any girl can choose the particular sort of conceit she would like, I should think it is you, Rosy.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (95% in)
  • Haughtiness is not conceit; I call Fred conceited.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (95% in)
  • Our vanities differ as our noses do: all conceit is not the same conceit, but varies in correspondence with the minutiae of mental make in which one of us differs from another.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (27% in)
  • Our vanities differ as our noses do: all conceit is not the same conceit, but varies in correspondence with the minutiae of mental make in which one of us differs from another.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (27% in)
  • Lydgate's conceit was of the arrogant sort, never simpering, never impertinent, but massive in its claims and benevolently contemptuous.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (27% in)
  • Young Plymdale soon went to look at the whist-playing, thinking that Lydgate was one of the most conceited, unpleasant fellows it had ever been his ill-fortune to meet.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (48% in)
  • For being the nature of great spirits to love To be where they may be most eminent; They, rating of themselves so farre above Us in conceit, with whom they do frequent, Imagine how we wonder and esteeme All that they do or say; which makes them strive To make our admiration more extreme, Which they suppose they cannot, 'less they give Notice of their extreme and highest thoughts.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (18% in)
  • "My dear Rosy, you don't expect me to talk much to such a conceited ass as that, I hope," said Lydgate, brusquely.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (45% in)

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