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conceit
used in In Cold Blood

2 uses
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Definition
feelings of excessive pride
  • Captain Mason, with hand extended, is looking at Private Smith, but Private Smith is looking at the camera, in his expression Mrs. Johnson saw, or imagined she saw, not gratitude but arrogance, and, in place of pride, immense conceit, it wasn't incredible that he had met a man on a bridge and thrown him off it.
    3 — Answer (32% in)
  • And listening to Dick's conceited chatter, hearing him start to describe his Mexican "amorous conquests," he thought how "queer" it was, "egomaniacal."
    3 — Answer (16% in)

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