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indulgent
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Wuthering Heights
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  • ’She abandoned them under a delusion,’ he answered; ’picturing in me a hero of romance, and expecting unlimited indulgences from my chivalrous devotion.
  • After constant indulgence of one’s weak nature, and the other’s bad one, I earn for thanks two samples of blind ingratitude, stupid to absurdity!
  • He was rather too indulgent in humouring her caprices; not from affection, but from pride: he wished earnestly to see her bring honour to the family by an alliance with the Lintons, and as long as she let him alone she might trample on us like slaves, for aught he cared!
  • I was vain of his commendations, and softened towards the being by whose means I earned them, and thus Hindley lost his last ally: still I couldn’t dote on Heathcliff, and I wondered often what my master saw to admire so much in the sullen boy; who never, to my recollection, repaid his indulgence by any sign of gratitude.
  • ’Has he grown weary of indulgence, and passed from passive to active hatred?’
  • The old feeling of indulgent tenderness overcame her vexation, and she grew thoroughly moved and alarmed.
  • ’ "He’s very delicate, sir," I replied; "and scarcely likely to reach manhood: but this I can say, he does not resemble his father; and if Miss Catherine had the misfortune to marry him, he would not be beyond her control: unless she were extremely and foolishly indulgent.

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  • Indulgent parents risk spoiling their children.
  • Her parents are strict, but her grandparents are indulgent.

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