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conceit
used in War and Peace

5 uses
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Definition
feelings of excessive pride
  • Others, the majority, disliked him and considered him conceited, cold, and disagreeable.
    Book Two — 1805 (14% in)
  • And now, when one wants to smooth the thing over, some conceit prevents your apologizing, and you wish to make the whole affair public.
    Book Two — 1805 (25% in)
  • Vera, judging only by her husband and generalizing from that observation, supposed that all men, though they understand nothing and are conceited and selfish, ascribe common sense to themselves alone.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (73% in)
  • Wolzogen, shrugging his shoulders and curling his lips, stepped silently aside, marveling at "the old gentleman's" conceited stupidity.
    Book Ten — 1812 (91% in)
  • Am I not too conceited and self-confident?
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (35% in)

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