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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.
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.
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.
The fund will face pressure as investors will be watching closely to see if its core conceit — targeting diverse Midwest-based founders — will lead to outsize gains.
Having seen no service, he owed his appointment largely to his conceit and good looks.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
I am out of conceit with England just now; and would far rather have gone to the Antipodes.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
It would argue too much literary conceit on my part were I anxious to restore it to the light of day.
MARGUERITEANATOLE FRANCE
It came to Lowell in a flash that Bill's arrogance sprang from something deeper than mere conceit or drunkenness.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN

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