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  • She was the youngest of the two daughters of a most affectionate, indulgent father; and had, in consequence of her sister’s marriage, been mistress of his house from a very early period.
  • "I rather hope to satisfy you both," said Emma, "for I shall do all in my power to make them happy, which will be enough for Isabella; and happiness must preclude false indulgence and physic."
  • "Low, I am afraid, sir, very low," answered his son;—"but we shall be indulgent—especially to any one who leads the way."
  • You are sick of prosperity and indulgence.
  • She might have prevented the indulgence and increase of such sentiments.
  • I was glad you made her play so much, for having no instrument at her grandmother’s, it must have been a real indulgence."
  • He shook his head; but there was a smile of indulgence with it, and he only said, "I shall not scold you.
  • (I sick of prosperity and indulgence!
  • Emma laughed, and replied: "But I had the assistance of all your endeavours to counteract the indulgence of other people.
  • MY DEAR MADAM, "If I made myself intelligible yesterday, this letter will be expected; but expected or not, I know it will be read with candour and indulgence.

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

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