conceit (n.) Old form(s): conceite
imagination, fancy, wit
1H6 V.v.15[Suffolk to King, of Margaret's perfections] Able to ravish any dull conceit
AYL[Orlando to Adam] Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers
Ham II.ii.550[Hamlet alone, of the First Player] Could force his soul so to his own conceit
Ham II.ii.554[Hamlet alone, of the First Player] his whole function suiting / With forms to his conceit
Ham III.iv.115[Ghost to Hamlet] Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works
KL[Edgar to himself] I know not how conceit may rob / The treasury of life
LLL II.i.72[Rosaline to Princess, of Berowne's tongue] conceit's expositor
LLL IV.ii.86[Holofernes to Nathaniel, of Costard's remark] A good lustre of conceit in a turf of earth
LLL V.ii.260[Boyet to himself, of ladies' conversations] Their conceits have wings / Fleeter than arrows
Luc.701[] O deeper sin than bottomless conceit / Can comprehend in still imagination!
PP.8.7[Pilgrim] Spencer to me [is dear], whose deep conceit is such / As passing all conceit, needs no defence [first instance]
RJ[Juliet to Romeo] Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, / Brags of his substance, not of ornament
TC I.iii.153[Ulysses to Agamemnon, of Patroclus] like a strutting player whose conceit / Lies in his hamstring [i.e. his brains are in his legs]
Tim V.iv.77[Alcibiades as if to Timon] rich conceit / Taught thee to make vast Neptune weep for aye / On thy low grave