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Too bad, though—you certainly need a wife to take the conceit out of you.

No, nor for you either, although I suppose you have conceit enough to think so.

But I don't know; you've kind o' got me out o' conceit with it.

And if you only knew how ignorant and frivolous these women are, despite all their conceit!

The conceit deceitful in the painting, is the imagination that means more than its says.

It is self-love inflamed to the acute point; conceit, with a hair-trigger.

Certainly there never was such a theory to take man's conceit out of him.

It's not that I have in me a conceit which demands to be fed.

The man's conceit irritated Henry and he longed to disconcert him.

There was no conceit in this, only a very complete boyish simplicity.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "something formed in the mind, thought, notion," from conceiven (see conceive) based on analogy of deceit and receipt. Sense evolved from "something formed in the mind," to "fanciful or witty notion" (1510s), to "vanity" (c.1600) through shortening of self-conceit (1580s).

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