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Example sentences for conceit

Conceit implies an exaggerated estimate of one's own abilities or attainments, together with pride: blinded by conceit.
It is not a new conceit, but it has rarely been a more apposite one.
We bask in the conceit of rational control when such control is not to be had.
Knowingness is a celebration of the conceit that what the squares knew, or thought they knew, was worthless.
But beneath all this playacting and conceit and gullibility was a pith of seriousness.
It was a brilliant turn of phrase, but the idea itself remained merely an artistic conceit.
Not so: the conceit is maintained throughout, apart from a couple of dizzying interruptions.
The sense of national drift is no longer a novelist's overheated conceit.
The conceit and ignorance on display here is astounding but entirely expected.
But she stood to her resolve, and with a foolish conceit of her own skill rushed on her fate.
Instead, she and her collaborator came up with an inspired organizational conceit.
We should abandon the conceit that isolated personal actions are going to solve the crisis.
Despite the otherworldly conceit, it is a stylish, well-made crime show that is suspenseful but not scary enough to disturb sleep.
Some historians date this exhausted conceit to the third century.
Yet his central conceit about the plant's influence stands.
Express yourself clearly and with confidence, however, without conceit.
But thinking further, this possibility seems a narrative conceit, a novelist's cheap idea of poignant irony.

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