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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • I’m not drinking, I’m only ’indulging,’ as that pig, your Rakitin, says.
  • He’ll be a civil councilor one day, but he’ll always talk about ’indulging.’
  • Remember the sarcasms in which the prosecutor indulged at the expense of the respectful and ’pious’ sentiments which suddenly came over the murderer.
  • a smattering of education, who had been thrown off his balance by philosophical ideas above his level and certain modern theories of duty, which he learnt in practice from the reckless life of his master, who was also perhaps his father—Fyodor Pavlovitch; and, theoretically, from various strange philosophical conversations with his master’s elder son, Ivan Fyodorovitch, who readily indulged in this diversion, probably feeling dull or wishing to amuse himself at the valet’s expense.

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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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