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Definitionto 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
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
- And since you draw so large a sum as a hundred a year, with what you earn into the bargain, you no doubt travel a little and indulge yourself in every way.Adventure III -- A Case of Identity (24% in)
- Instead of making friends and exchanging visits with our neighbours, who had at first been overjoyed to see a Roylott of Stoke Moran back in the old family seat, he shut himself up in his house and seldom came out save to indulge in ferocious quarrels with whoever might cross his path.Adventure VIII -- The Adventure of the Speckled Band (17% in)
- The telegram which we eventually received came late one night just as I was thinking of turning in and Holmes was settling down to one of those all-night chemical researches which he frequently indulged in, when I would leave him stooping over a retort and a test-tube at night and find him in the same position when I came down to breakfast in the morning.Adventure XII -- The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (34% in)
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