Definition of Conceits

1. Noun. (plural of conceit) ¹



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Definition of Conceits

1. conceit [v] - See also: conceit

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conceits

concede
conceded
concededly
conceder
conceders
concedes
conceding
concedo
conceit
conceited
conceitedly
conceitedness
conceitednesses
conceiting
conceitless
conceits (current term)
conceity
conceiv'd
conceivability
conceivable
conceivableness
conceivably
conceive
conceive of
conceived
conceiver
conceivers
conceives
conceiving
concelebrant

Literary usage of Conceits

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1. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1809)
"... POETS: ALL MIRTH AND WITTY conceits. ... lie witty conceits of the following tract, seem to carry with them an air of ..."

2. A Letter on Shakspere's Authorship of The Two Noble Kinsmen: And on the by William Spalding, John Hill Burton, Frederick James Furnivall (1876)
"While the most glaring errors of the tropical Euphues are strained allegorical Shakspere's conceits, Shakspeare's fault is oftener the devising of subtle ..."

3. Shakespeare Jest-books: Reprints of the Early and Very Rare Jest-books by William Carew Hazlitt (1864)
"T^RIEND, thy conceits, flown from the downey nés Of thy rich fancy, lighted on my brest; Where (let me tell ihee true, for 'twere a sin. ..."

4. Miscellanies by Charles Kingsley (1860)
"Images, therefore, whether metaphors or similes, deal with laws; conceits with private judgments. Images belong to the imagination, ihe power which sees ..."

5. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"He rhymed with difficulty; frequently tripped in rhythm and accent; and affected such far-fetched conceits and violent images that a large portion of his ..."

6. The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson, Thomas Bird Mosher (1911)
"His Latinisms, his neologisms, and his conceits are derivative: his gorgeous imagery is his own. ..."

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