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conceit
used in Atlas Shrugged

11 uses
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feelings of excessive pride
  • That's the way he's been since he was five years old-the most conceited brat you ever saw-and I knew he'd grow up to be the most selfish creature on God's earth.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (63% in)
  • God, Henry, but you're conceited!" said Philip.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (62% in)
  • You're unbearably conceited," was one of the two sentences she heard throughout her childhood, even though she never spoke of her own ability.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (35% in)
  • It's disgusting, the way you let that conceited punk order you about.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (15% in)
  • Now I'll guess what you're thinking: go ahead, say that it's evil, that I'm selfish, conceited, heartless, cruel.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (61% in)
  • These two, apparently, are willing to stake the lives of their fellow men on their own conceited notions about their powers of judgment, against the overwhelming majority opinion of recognized experts.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (32% in)
  • My sister is a ruthless, conceited bitch, who won't take anyone's ideas but her own...... Why do they keep looking at me that way-she and Rearden and all those people?
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (23% in)
  • But I don't think I should be too conceited about it-there's not much competition left in the world, there's no place to invest one's money, if one happens to get rich quickly, and here's d'Anconia Copper, the oldest company on earth, the one that's been the safest bet for centuries.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (62% in)
  • I thought you were conceited enough, but I see that you have no idea of what you've got in you.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (99% in)
  • Oh, I know that you think you're fighting for some sort of principle —but actually it's only a matter of your incredible conceit.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (6% in)
  • She shrugged, "That's the conceit I'm talking about-the idea that it matters who's right or wrong.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (6% in)

There are no more uses of "conceit" in Atlas Shrugged.

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