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indulge
used in Frankenstein

7 uses
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Definition to give into a desire or enjoy something — especially in excess of what is thought good—such as a desire to eat too much cake, or be too lazy

or:

to allow or help someone to get their way or enjoy something — especially something that (probably because of excess) is not considered to be good or proper
  • I threw myself into the chaise that was to convey me away and indulged in the most melancholy reflections.
    Chapter 3 (34% in)
  • But these are not thoughts befitting me; I will endeavour to resign myself cheerfully to death and will indulge a hope of meeting you in another world.
    Chapter 3 (12% in)
  • Now, dear Victor, I dare say you wish to be indulged in a little gossip concerning the good people of Geneva.
    Chapter 6 (43% in)
  • Then again the kindly influence ceased to act—I found myself fettered again to grief and indulging in all the misery of reflection.
    Chapter 9 (94% in)
  • But I now indulge in dreams of bliss that cannot be realized.
    Chapter 17 (25% in)
  • Vegetables and bread, when they indulged in such luxuries, and even fresh water, was to be procured from the mainland, which was about five miles distant.
    Chapter 19 (80% in)
  • The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in indulging the excess of grief.
    Chapter 22 (62% in)

There are no more uses of "indulge" in Frankenstein.

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