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indulge
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  • But indulging your children is one thing, and finding money to pay their debts is another.
  • It was Celia’s private luxury to indulge in this dislike.
  • "You want to know something about him," she added, not choosing to indulge Rosamond’s indirectness.
  • You must indulge yourself a little less in that.
  • For honesty, truth-telling fairness, was Mary’s reigning virtue: she neither tried to create illusions, nor indulged in them for her own behoof, and when she was in a good mood she had humor enough in her to laugh at herself.
  • He objected to the rather free style of anecdote in which Dr. Sprague indulged, preferring well-sanctioned quotations, and liking refinement of all kinds: it was generally known that he had some kinship to a bishop, and sometimes spent his holidays at "the palace."
  • For Lydgate was acute enough to indulge him with a little technical talk.
  • …been towards the vindication of Will from any sullying surmises; and when, in her meeting with him afterwards, she had at first interpreted his words as a probable allusion to a feeling towards Mrs. Lydgate which he was determined to cut himself off from indulging, she had had a quick, sad, excusing vision of the charm there might be in his constant opportunities of companionship with that fair creature, who most likely shared his other tastes as she evidently did his delight in music.

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  • She indulges her children more than is good for them.
  • I indulge my taste for sweets more than is good for me.

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