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indulgent
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Catch-22
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  • ’Flying combat missions for General Dreedle is not exactly what I had in mind,’ he explained indulgently with a smooth laugh.
  • ’Now I will let you sleep with me,’ she explained cautiously in a manner of apprehensive indulgence.
  • Aarfy’s indulgent merriment swelled tremendously.
  • The old man laughed indulgently, holding in check a deeper, more explosive delight.
  • ’Perche?’ he repeated with an indulgent chuckle.
  • ’Oh, no, of course not,’ General Peckem assured him indulgently, with a companionable laugh.
  • ’Chaplain, aren’t you stretching things a bit far now?’ he inquired with a smile that was indulgent and unfriendly.
  • Major Danby replied indulgently with a superior smile, ’But, Yossarian, suppose everyone felt that way.’

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

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