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The House of Mirth
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  • Mrs. Trenor’s summons, however, suddenly recalled her state of dependence, and she rose and dressed in a mood of irritability that she was usually too prudent to indulge.
  • Mrs. Fisher indulged in a faint laugh at the remembrance.
  • She had always felt that her sensibility in this direction made up for certain obtusenesses of feeling of which she was less proud; and during the last three months she had indulged it passionately.
  • Moreover, by some obscure process of logic, she felt that her momentary burst of generosity had justified all previous extravagances, and excused any in which she might subsequently indulge.
  • He was too busy, too practical, and above all too much preoccupied with his own advancement, to indulge in such unprofitable asides.

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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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