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Example Sentences for "conceit "

He is so full of conceit that everybody dislikes him.

Her conceit about her beauty annoyed many people.

Young and the majority of astronomers regard as[Pg 34] consisting of a relatively thin layer of glowing clouds, justifying the quaint conceit of R.

In each case, the humility of science vanquished the conceit of ignorance.

In the year 1493, Phillipus Theophrastus, Bombast of Hohenheim, afterwards known as Paracelsus, was born near Zurich in Switzerland, a man of extraordinary conceit and boldness, but who wrought a greater change and influence in materia medica than any physician since the time of Galen.

The man was a mass of conceit and egotism, yet feared and liked by the people for his boldness.

His quaint conceit of a suit of cast clothes, meekly bearing its honours, without haughty looks or scornful gesture, has been imitated by Thackeray in his amusing illustration of "Ludovicus Rex"-the "silent dignity" of "Rex" as represented by the suit of clothes, the forlorn appearance of Ludovicus, the magnificence of "Ludovicus Rex," all testify to the great importance and value of costume, as contrasted with the relatively trivial character of the wearer.

This was so happy a conceit that it renewed the storm of mirth and threw the whole room into the most violent agitations of delight.

" It is humiliating to have to confess that this conceit of Peter was one of his most fascinating qualities.

For indeed, while I was in that princes country, I could never endure to look in a glass, after mine eyes had been accustomed to such prodigious objects, because the comparison gave me so despicable a conceit of myself.

Besides, its infernal affectation-devilish conceit it is, to cherish our ears-were asses enough without them.

'However,' said my aunt, 'I don't want to put two young creatures out of conceit with themselves, or to make them unhappy; so, though it is a girl and boy attachment, and girl and boy attachments very often-mind!

She seemed to think she had quite settled the question, and gave me such a triumphant little kiss, direct from her innocent heart, that I would hardly have put her out of conceit with her answer, for a fortune.

The advantage of Ross' exploration is that he doesn't buy the conceit that Celebration is a world apart.

But many also say the conceit of the episode--that a film crew is documenting life in an emergency room--was a cheap ploy to cover up gaffes.

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