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conceit
used in Main Street

6 uses
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Definition
feelings of excessive pride
  • But the celebrated cinema jester's conceit of dropping toads into a soup-plate flung her into unwilling tittering, and the afterglow faded, the dead queens fled through darkness.
    Chapter 10 (90% in)
  • Probably I'm conceited about my lack of conceit!
    Chapter 13 (21% in)
  • Probably I'm conceited about my lack of conceit!
    Chapter 13 (21% in)
  • " The Shaw conceit amused her, and perplexed Kennicott: "Strikes me it's darn fresh.
    Chapter 17 (85% in)
  • It proved that the only problems which America had to face were Mormonism and Prohibition: "Don't let any of these self-conceited fellows that are always trying to stir up trouble deceive you with the belief that there's anything to all these smart-aleck movements to let the unions and the Farmers' Nonpartisan League kill all our initiative and enterprise by fixing wages and prices.
    Chapter 28 (27% in)
  • "He's nothing but a conceited buttinsky.
    Chapter 29 (56% in)

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