(1) No, that's an art-historical conceit - a narrative device.(2) This is a first feature from documentarist Tareque Masud, autobiographical, but refreshingly without egotism or conceit .(3) He looked at the miracle of his creation of the Khalsa and attributed it to the Khalsa, without pride or conceit .(4) That's the conceit of filmmaker Jeffrey Blitz, who set out with digital video camera in hand to document the 1999 U.S. National Spelling Bee championship.(5) ALTHOUGH IT IS an old idea, the conceit that faith can maintain its hold on the imagination only as long as there are blinkers on human vision still has considerable appeal.(6) Sep did not, however, enact as noticeable a development as Donne, whose early ├ö├ç├┐Songs and Sonnets├ö├ç├û are amorous works heavily using metaphysical conceit .(7) Indeed, conceit , arrogance, and egotism are the essentials of patriotism.(8) he was puffed up with conceit(9) It's a brilliant conceit , and for the most part works wonderfully.(10) Now it is as though the erosion of place has gone so far that exile is a hopeless conceit ; if all places are interchangeable, with a McDonald's on every corner, there is no margin left to haunt.(11) Shadow of the Vampire is a fictionalization of a true event, taking off from a brilliant conceit , that the director of a vampire film would hire a real vampire to play the leading role.(12) Those are very difficult paths to walk, to be up front about taking that stuff seriously, and not just using it as a trope or a conceit .(13) Such successes sometimes induce a spirit of conceit and vanity├ö├ç┬¬ people not infrequently become intoxicated by this kind of success├ö├ç┬¬(14) Like Pale Fire, Lolita begins with an immoderate conceit that allows its author and reader to explore the extravagant, pleasurable, and disturbing fringes of the language.(15) Or is Dennett, full of hubris and conceit , the new god?(16) ├ö├ç├┐You are an unlovely mixture of conceit and arrogance,├ö├ç├û one South African MP told another in 1969.