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By the time she reaches her desperate endgame, however, he has taken us beyond the tropes of his faux-horror conceit and brought us squarely into the climax of a caper film.

While this conceit might feel forced in the hands of a lesser writer, Mendelsohn pulls it off surprisingly well.

Even if you believe that to be so, Cassie’s doggedness is an exhausting and not particularly deep conceit for a film.

From Time

If we accept the conceit of Gray’s book and just look at how cats live, then maybe we can learn a thing or two.

From Vox

All of that could have been alleviated, perhaps, by a cast capable of finding truth within the conceits and translating them to the screen in a form that at least resonates with real human emotion.

Wolf concurs that the conceit of the show seems to have everyone but the sex worker in mind.

So the heaviness was not so much a literary conceit but something I wanted to talk about.

Because that conceit was straight/gay vs straight/straight, I could do a lot of overtly straight humor and it would be acceptable.

But Sex Box, with its ridiculous guinea pigs screwing conceit, will only augment our cultural hang-ups about sex.

And this is how we arrive at the lovely conceit of Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress.

Having seen no service, he owed his appointment largely to his conceit and good looks.

I am out of conceit with England just now; and would far rather have gone to the Antipodes.

It would argue too much literary conceit on my part were I anxious to restore it to the light of day.

It came to Lowell in a flash that Bill's arrogance sprang from something deeper than mere conceit or drunkenness.

He is made to talk like a man of the greatest vanity and conceit, and to throw contempt and scorn on everybody else.

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On this page you'll find 101 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to conceit, such as: arrogance, complacence, complacency, consequence, immodesty, and narcissism.

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