conceit

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  • Info In literature, a conceit is an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poetic passage or entire poem. more...
  • Yet she did not put me out of conceit with the old school. Cited from The Story of My Life, by Ellen Terry
  • They only appear to be full of conceit about their town without the least reason for it. Cited from Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks, by Bracebridge Hemyng
  • But this black fellow has taken all the conceit out of me. Cited from The Young Engineers on the Gulf, by H. Irving Hancock
  • It was no conceit at all on your part, for we all thought the same. Cited from A Houseful of Girls, by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Man's conceit is not love of himself but of his fellow-men. Cited from The Spinster Book, by Myrtle Reed
  • Therefore those who thus make the way broad by their own conceits will meet with destruction. Cited from Mr. World and Miss Church-Member, by W. S. Harris
  • It was my self-conceit -- I thought nothing was too good for me. Cited from Bressant, by Julian Hawthorne
  • How much trouble my self-conceit must have given her! Cited from The Mystery of Metropolisville, by Edward Eggleston
  • This is the sort of saying gives him such a conceit of himself. Cited from Principles of Freedom, by Terence J. MacSwiney
  • All the self-conceit and confidence have to be taken out of him first. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture, by Alexander Maclaren
  • The title of the book comes from a conceit of the prison camp.
  • You have put me out of conceit with my own singing. Cited from King Olaf's Kinsman, by Charles Whistler
  • One fault very common in members of any large body is conceit. Cited from Stray Thoughts for Girls, by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  • All this was to put me in conceit with my part! Cited from The Story of My Life, by Ellen Terry
  • This put her out of conceit with her husband's name. Cited from Hubert's Wife, by Minnie Mary Lee
  • His self-conceit, and what little he possessed of self-respect, were suffering. Cited from Sevenoaks, by J. G. Holland
  • This conceit has been used since the beginning of narrative sound film.
  • He believed that a sufficient amount of conceit and self-possession would carry anyone through. Cited from The Loom of Youth, by Alec Waugh
  • In his blind self-conceit, he could not suppose that she had run away from him. Cited from Sevenoaks, by J. G. Holland
  • She would have said that all her conceit was gone. Cited from Girls and Women, by Harriet E. Paine (AKA: E. Chester)
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Meaning of conceit

  • noun An elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things
  • noun A witty or ingenious turn of phrase
    he could always come up with some inspired off-the-wall conceit
  • noun An artistic device or effect
    the architect's brilliant conceit was to build the house around the tree
  • noun The trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride