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D H Lawrence's poem, Conceit, was an attempt to send a message to society about his definition and thoughts of the conceit-filled ways of life he saw.
If Lawrence hoped to stir up change in conceited thinking, telling the reader that they are part of this negative paradigm will not persuade them to question their own level of conceit.
Conceit by D H Lawrence is a failed attempt to bring up new thoughts in people in society.
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A conceit refers to an elaborated comparison - something is compared to some other thing or experience, which, at first sight, appears to be quite unlike and drawn from what would appear to be quite a remote area of knowledge or experience from the original thing or experience.
The use of the conceit emphasises the originality of the writer, the ingenuity of the working out of the terms of the comparison, the convincingness with which the points of the comparison are worked out.
A poem worth considering in terms of the kind of effectiveness available to the use of a conceit is John Donne's A Valediction: forbidding mourning (1611) - in which a husband having to leave a wife on a long trip is compared to a pair of compasses.
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 Thought Conceit
Etymologists trace the word conceit to the Middle English conceyte or conceiven which meant: that which is conceived in the mind; a thought, an opinion, or an idea.
Thought conceit, as defined, means a conviction, often subliminal, in which individuals set their private judgment as the criterion of sound thinking and, consequently, as the ultimate standard of truth.
Thought conceit, as defined, is a profoundly serious elemental mistake that escapes notice because it is buried in deep elemental assumptions that are rarely examined in the light of day.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for conceit
conceit The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology...
The Elizabethan poets were fond of Petrarchan conceits, which were conventional comparisons, imitated from the love songs of Petrarch, in which the beloved was compared to a flower, a...
Religion's anthropocentric conceit: atheism's cosmic modesty is more moral.
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 definition of conceit, definition of conceited
To be conceited means to believe better of oneself than the evidence would indicate.
Conceit often shows up as denial, as seen in rude people who believe they are good housemates, and in abusive people who believe themselves to be good marriage material.
Accusations of conceit are popular among verbal abusers.
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 The Anatomy of Conceit
The conceited man magnifies his own importance only because he does not know what real greatness is. He is great in his own eyes only because his eyes can see nothing truly great.
Conceit has no more fruitful root than a narrow knowledge and prejudiced estimate of the labors and worth of others.
It is the mark of a self-centered life; and the life which makes self the center is as much smaller than the true life as the idea which made the earth the center of the universe was beneath the true conception of the solar system.
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Petrarchan conceit = especially popular with Renaissance writers of sonnets is a hyperbolic comparison made generally by a suffering lover of his beautiful and cruel mistress to some physical object.
Metaphysical conceit = is associated with the metaphysical poets of the seventeenth century and is a more intricate and intellectual device.
Even though conceits fell into disfavor with the advent of Romanticism, they were revived by the French Symbolists in the late 19th century and can be found in brief and condenced form in the work of Modernist writers such as T.S. Eliot.
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 Liberty - The Fatal Deceit
Readers of "The Fatal Conceit" were given a misleading impression of Hayek's recent participation in the book by the concluding sentence of the preface and its 1988 dating.
The preface conveyed the impression that Hayek had recently been involved in writing "The Fatal Conceit," that Bartley's role in it was minimal, and that Hayek had at least somewhat recovered from his illness.
Hayek's own second version of "The Fatal Conceit" was not a casually written document, but one on which he worked for years and that he anticipated would be his last and perhaps most important book.
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 Conceit Quotes
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, Brags of his substance, not of ornament.
Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.
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 Religion's Anthropocentric Conceit
In the context of anthropocentric conceit, science is fundamentally averse to pedestals.
The role of science as a principal weapon against anthropocentric conceit is one of the chief reasons that humanists value it.
The notion of anthropocentric conceit is essentially a moral protest at the presumptuousness required to presume for oneself a central place in the cosmic drama.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Conceit
Concettismo, the cultivation of ever more elaborately conceited poetry, was an Italian literary development that spread to the rest of Europe in the late Sixteenth and early Seventeenth Centuries.
The most famous conceits are John Donne’s and his most famous one is the comparison of lovers to a pair of compasses in “A Valediction: forbidding Mourning”.
This artificial conceit works very differently from the sort of natural comparison that was in vogue with the Romantics.
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 Combating Conceit and Pride || Imam Reza (A.S.) Network
They were so conceited and proud that they never lent their ears to anyone.
Conceit and pride are so dangerous that the Holy Quran says that if people acquire these foul traits, then these traits become a part of their nature and they become rebellious and vain.
The Holy Quran further says that when these conceited, proud and vain persons are brought to the grounds of Judgment on Doomsday, they will learn that, in fact, they are destined for Hell.
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 Conceit Quotes & Quotations compiled by GIGA
But the conceit of one's self and the conceit of one's hobby are hardly more prolific of eccentricity than the conceit of one's money.
Society as a whole is the deadly enemy of the particular crotchet of each, and solitude is almost the only condition in which the acorn of conceit can grow to the oak of perfect self-delusion.
Conceit and confidence are both of them cheats; the first always imposes on itself, the second frequently deceives others too.
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 More Than 27,000 Great Quotations To Inspire You!
It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.
Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone sick except the person who has it.
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 Amazon.ca: The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism: Books: Friedrich A. Von Hayek,W. W., III Bartley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
_The Fatal Conceit_ written by economist F. Hayek is a firm rejection of economic planning and socialism in favor of classical liberalism and private ownership of "several property" from an agnostic evolutionary perspective.
Hayek argues that socialism rests on a conceit and is often rooted in an irrational longing for a primitive time (primitivism).
At this stage in his thinking the individual still retained a high degree of autonomy and the critical function assigned to human reason was compatible with an evolutionary approach that recognized the significance of tradition.
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 Pride & Conceit
Doubt is slain when the disciple wins the stream: Conceit being a manifestation of Pride, remains a menace to the very end.
Any conceit that arises in connection with the practice of Dhamma is much to be deplored.
Conceit is very prone to arise when one is praised for some particular work or mental quality.
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 The UVic Writer's Guide: Conceit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
For instance, the lover is a ship on a stormy sea, and his mistress "a cloud of dark disdain"; or else the lady is a sun whose beauty and virtue shine on her lover from a distance.
The metaphysical conceit is characteristic of seventeenth-century writers influenced by John Donne, and became popular again in this century after the revival of the metaphysical poets.
This type of conceit draws upon a wide range of knowledge, from the commonplace to the esoteric, and its comparisons are elaborately rationalized.
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 Conceit Quotes - The Quotations Page
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
The world tolerates conceit from those who are successful, but not from anybody else.
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
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Conceit: an elaborate metaphor that offers a surprising or unexpected comparison between two seemingly highly dissimilar things.
Metaphysical Conceit: A conceit that usually extends the conceit throughout the poem.
Metaphysical conceits often involve the use of paradoxes, or they draw on esoteric sources for their images.
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 conceit - Encyclopedia.com
conceit in literature, fanciful or unusual image in which apparently dissimilar things are shown to have a relationship.
The Elizabethan poets were fond of Petrarchan conceits, which were conventional comparisons, imitated from the love songs of Petrarch, in which the beloved was compared to a flower, a garden, or the like.
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 conceit - Definitions from Dictionary.com
something that is conceived in the mind; a thought; idea: He jotted down the conceits of his idle hours.
Synonyms: These nouns denote excessive high regard for oneself: boasting that reveals conceit; imperturbable egoism; arrogance and egotism that were obvious from her actions; narcissism that shut out everyone else; wounded his vanity by looking in the mirror.
the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride [ant: humbleness]
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 Urban Dictionary: conceit
conceit egotistic arrogance brag bragadocious egotistical narcissism pride self-centered self-gay self-love self-loving stuck-up vain vainglorious
a noun used to describe a person that is conceited.
a noun used to describe somone that is conceited.
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Appropriately named, Conceit is a guild for people who believe they have, in some way, an outstanding account.
Conceit follows this tradition by defining an outstanding account as one who meets (or exceeds) the requirements of one or more of the following blocks:
If you will be away for an extended period of time, please neomail Adam and tell him, what is going on, exceptions can be made.
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 The American Enterprise: The Fatal Conceit Always Fails   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
What generates economic growth, more business creation and more jobs are lower taxes, less central planning and less government, as unambiguously demonstrated by country-by-country analyses and by the widely divergent growth rates within the United States between the different states.
In The Fatal Conceit, the Nobel laureate economist F.A. Hayek writes of the key ideological conflict in economics.
What has failed is the latter, collectivism--the "fatal conceit" that says that a single mind, a single committee, can somehow do things better than the spontaneous, unstructured, complex, and creative forces of the market.
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 On Conceit and Humble Mindedness
In truth, it is this very condition which those who had been with us suffer from more than ever as they have entered in, unbeknownst to even themselves, with the Anti-Christ in their struggle for self-image, power and control, to be assimilated as either being "Orthodox" or "Roman"...
What a terrible infirmity of soul conceit is! In human affairs it deprives the proud of the help and advice of their neighbors.
But pride and conceit, having procured for mankind the Fall and destruc­tion, neither see nor acknowledge the Fall in human nature.
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 conceit | | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
In literary terms, a conceit is an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs an entire poem or poetic passage.
By juxtaposing images and ideas in surprising ways, a conceit invites the reader into a more sophisticated understanding of an object of comparison.
his wit's as thick as tewksbury mustard; there's more conceit in him than is in a mallet.
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 Pride And Conceit : Allah, God, Islam, Moslems, Muslems, Muhammad, Mohamed, Muhamed, Muhammed, Mohammed, Mohammedan, ...
Pride and conceit turn people away from God toward their ego which cares only about possessions, individual accomplishments etc. without giving credit to others' contributions or help from God in the form of opportunity or luck.
Pride and conceit make people feel superior to others and give them a false sense of entitlement to God's bounty without responsibility to share the bounty with others.
The concept of more or less gifted protects the individual from pride and conceit which are more closely associated with accomplishment.
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 Pride and Conceit
Conceit can arise from the most trivial cause.
The trouble arises when we begin to make comparisons — "X. couldn't have done it half as well." That may be quite true, but it is dangerous to think that because one's skill is superior in a single instance that one is therefore a better person.
But that is the way Conceit affects us, and its crudity is indeed shocking when self-analysis brings us face to face with it.
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 conceit - Wiktionary
he is a great man in his own conceit — nó tự cho nó là một người vĩ đại
to be out of conceit with somebody: Không thích ai nữa, chán ngấy ai.
to put somebody out of conceit with something: Làm cho ai chán ngấy cái gì.
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 Lyrics: Bob Dylan - Disease Of Conceit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Printable Version of Disease Of Conceit by Bob Dylan.
There's a whole lot of people dying tonight from the disease of conceit
Conceit is a disease but the doctors got no cure
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