And now, when one wants to smooth the thing over, some conceit prevents your apologizing, and you wish to make the whole affair public.
Camille's conceit about her beauty is quite annoying.
Celebrities are usually stereotyped to be people full of conceit.
The author's writing style is full of conceit and arrogance, I am disliking this book more by the minute.
Ms. Rowe reminds her AP class everyday that conceit comes before a fall.
Although my boss was frustratingly full of conceit, I still had to listen to his directions because he is my superior.
My mother likes to say a man of conceit will be his own downfall when I get too full of myself.
I was so fed up with his obvious conceit that I almost threw my book at him.
The story's central conceit was overly elaborate, but the writing wasn't bad for a first attempt.
The conceit the lecturer had about his advanced intellect was evident in his voice.
She is the sweetest person I know; no conceit or hubris can be found in her.
anthropocentric conceit to accept.
Here was an opportunity of taking the conceit out of him.
What was once sweet has become mawkish, and the once exquisite simile appears little more than an ingenious conceit.
The question of her marriage was all important, and her chances were not improved by the scandal of Chastelard, whether he acted as an emissary of the Huguenots, sent to smirch her character, or merely played the fatuous fool in his own conceit.
Actually, my problem is the central conceit that IÃ¢m going to have to drastically alter.
conceit that the entire universe has rolled itself up into the person of the beloved.
We may have conceit, we may find ourselves important or we may be jealous.
If we wish to eliminate conceit and to develop metta we must know the characteristic of conceit.
It requires that we consciously abandon the deeply ingrained conceit that we have any goodness in and of ourselves, apart from God.
conceit required of the reader and found it enjoyable.
A man in intellect and courage, yet without conceit or bravado; a woman in sensibility and tenderness, yet without shrinking or weakness; a saint in purity of life and devotion of heart, yet without asceticism or religiosity; a knight-errant in hatred of wrong and contempt of baseness, yet without self-righteousness or cynicism; a prince in dignity and courtesy, yet without formality or condescension; a poet in thought and feeling, yet without jealousy or affectation; a scholar in tastes and habits, yet without aloofness or bookishness; a dutiful son, a loving husband, a judicious father, a trusty friend, a useful citizen and an enthusiastic patriot, - he united in his strong, transparent humanity almost every virtue under heaven.
The oracle... ' a divinely ordained mission to expose the false conceit of wisdom ' (Brickhouse & Smith, Plato ).
But are you and I putting to death selfish ambition and vain conceit?
PRINGLE: Is this a sort of literary conceit, or what you really think the future's going to be like?
It is, indeed, often impressive from the evident earnestness of the writer, and from his sense of the gravity of his subject, and is unspoilt by rhetoric or conceit.
conceit o ' himsel ' .
There are now a number of genres within music, which exemplify the empty conceit of Muzak.
To ignore these issues would be to leave the Bible attacker wise in his own conceit.
Pun Humor Shirts, cups and hats that feature pun humor usually remark upon age and the conceit of age.
conceit of life.
nothing from selfishness or empty conceit?
In this way he is led to regard the sophist successively - (t) as a practitioner of that branch of mercenary persuasion in private which professes to impart " virtue " and exacts payment in the shape of a fee, in opposition to the flatterer who offers pleasure, asking for sustenance in return; (2) as a practitioner of that branch of mental trading which purveys from city to city discourses and lessons about " virtue," in opposition to the artist who similarly purveys discourses and lessons about the arts; (3) and (4) as a practitioner of those branches of mental trading, retail and wholesale, which purvey discourses and lessons about " virtue " within a city, in opposition to the artists who similarly purvey discourses and lessons about the arts; (5) as a practitioner of that branch of eristic which brings to the professor pecuniary emolument, eristic being the systematic form of antilogic, and dealing with justice, injustice and other abstractions, and antilogic being that form of disputation which uses question and answer in private, in opposition to forensic, which uses continuous discourse in the law-courts; (6) as a practitioner of that branch of education which purges away the vain conceit of wisdom by means of crossexamination, in opposition to the traditional method of reproof or admonition.
Only great conceit could inspire a dream of armed world hegemony.
Its subject is the `` conceit "that men first clipped away the `` con" from "conscience" and left "science" and "na mair."
My Fast and Hajj, I will complete, And keep away from self conceit.
conceit of the film, that a CGI actor could become the world's biggest celebrity, is entirely believable.
overweening conceit, but rather the reverse.
The High Priestess Reversed The Priestess reversed represents uncontrolled sensuality, conceit and a willingness to accept the superficial.
and the same thing which Cicero's discourse and the note and conceit of the Grecians in their word circle learning do intend.
We were all - if you will allow me to include myself - on the road to distinction, all clever, all ambitious, and all with a perfect conceit of ourselves.
Ibrahim was undoubtedly helped by Colonel Seve and the European officers in his army, but his intelligent docility to their advice, as well as his personal hardihood and energy, compare most favourably with the sloth, ignorance and arrogant conceit of the Turkish generals opposed to him.
Born in a drapers shop, this great administrator always preserved its narrow horizon, its short-sighted imagination, its taste for detail, and the conceit of the parvenu; while with his insinuating ways, and knowing better than Fouquet how to keep his distance, he made himself indispensable by his savoir-faire and his readiness for every emergency.
And it is evident that she was prepared to encourage me in such conceit, however cautiously.
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