from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete spelling of conceit.


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  • 'Twas concluded on the other hand, that not to part them, were to make the Law abortive, by begetting in people a conceipt that such Marriages were not against the Law of

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  • _ Well, let's favour our apprehensions 230 with forbearing that a little; for, if my heart were not hoopt with adamant, the conceipt of this would have burst it: but heark thee.

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  • The result of their desire "to recover their lost honor with some graver conceipt" was to give Jan. 3d, a learned Dialogue called "Divers Plots and Devices."

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  • My conceipt is such of thee, that I durst venture all the mony in my purse on thy head to play

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  • I make you present of this simple pastorall, unworthie of your higher conceipt for the meanesse of the stile, but agreeing with the truth in circumstance and matter.

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  • In the dedication he speaks of it as 'These my idle labours; which having _long sithens composed in the raw conceipt of my youth_, I lately amongst other papers lighted upon, and was by others, which liked the same, mooved to set them foorth.'

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  • Chaucer's manner is not the _Shepheardes Calendar_, but his _Prosopopoia or Mother Hubberds Tale_, which he says, writing in a later year, he had 'long sithens composed in the raw conceipt of my youth. '

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  • [56: 1] "But then 'tis as full of drollery as ever it can hold; 'tis like an orange stuck with Cloves as for conceipt."

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  • Which I write not in any sorte to capitulate with your Lpp; for wthout any consideration at all, I am redie to yealde upp this bargaine, rather then by reteyning thereof to harbour in your noblest thoughts the least ill conceipt of mee or my proceedinges.

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  • Well, you may, in your own conceipt, confer some words to authorize you in some larger sort, but, believe me, Sir, they will not warrant you sufficiently to deal any further than I have said, for I have perused a copy of your commission for that purpose.

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