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indulgent
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • just because you are Dumbledore’s favourite boy, you must not expect the same indulgence from the rest of us…
  • Really, just because you are Dumbledore’s favourite boy, you must not expect the same indulgence from the rest of us… shall we go up to your office, then, Minister?
  • Fudge was a portly man who often sported a lime-green bowler hat, though today he had dispensed with it; he had dispensed, too, with the indulgent smile he had once worn when he spoke to Harry.
  • Professor Umbridge smiled indulgently at them and then turned to Neville.

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

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