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indulgent

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Definition to treat with extra kindness or tolerance

In the form, indulgence, the word can also refer to a special pleasure—typically something done in excess of what is thought good—such as eating too much cake, or being too lazy
  • Indulgent parents risk spoiling their children.
indulgent = treating with extra kindness or leniency (in this case, not demanding enough of the children)
  • Her parents are strict, but her grandparents are indulgent.
  • indulgent = with a tendency to treat with extra kindness or leniency
  • just because you are Dumbledore's favourite boy, you must not expect the same indulgence from the rest of us...
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • indulgence = treatment with extra kindness or tolerance
  • Bethany was growing into a young woman with a bright future who would thrive in this self-indulgent landscape called North America.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • self-indulgent = excessively kind to or undemanding of oneself
  • He was one of those rare men who are rigid to themselves and indulgent to others.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • indulgent = treat with extra kindness or tolerance
  • When he reaches Broadway he changes his mind and hails a cab. The decision feels indulgent, as it is not particularly late, or cold, or raining, and he is in no great rush to be home.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • indulgent = like he is treating himself too well (excessive kindness to himself without enough concern for the cost)
  • "Maybe I deserve to be killed."
      "Stop that!" Lee said coldly. "That can be the cheapest kind of self-indulgence."
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • self-indulgence = being excessively undemanding of oneself
  • Privacy was an adult indulgence, but when he got to be one, he seemed not to need it.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • indulgence = thing enjoyed
  • Thorolf tilted his head indulgently, like he was dealing with not-very-bright children.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • indulgently = with extra kindness or tolerance
  • Archie allowed himself the indulgence of a quiet, confident laugh, but closed his fists to hide his moist palms.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • indulgence = special pleasure (something enjoyed more than he might normally permit)
  • GEORGE: You're a spoiled, self-indulgent, willful, dirty-minded, liquor-ridden ....
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • self-indulgent = excessively tolerant to or undemanding of oneself
  • I actually feel quite self-indulgent at the moment, telling you all about me, me, me.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • self-indulgent = excessively tolerant to or undemanding of oneself while too focused on personal desires
  • However, tonight, with your indulgence, let me share with you my own views.
    Gerald R. Ford  --  A War That is Finished
  • indulgence = treatment with extra kindness or tolerance
  • Father was a fond, indulgent husband, but a man that never flinched from anything that he thought necessary;
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • indulgent = kind and tolerant
  • Given the circumstances, I guess I deserve one day of indulgence.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • indulgence = special pleasure—typically something done in excess of what is thought good
  • They spoiled her, and she, as a favor to their indulgence, hid as best she could the fact that they embarrassed her.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • indulgence = treatment with extra kindness and tolerance
  • When a child says he's seen a troll in his bedroom or a vampire outside the window, we simply smile indulgently.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • indulgently = with extra kindness or tolerance
  • But once a year, they all smiled indulgently at the commotion from the little ones waiting to receive their names and families.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • indulgently = with extra tolerance or kindness
  • Dick laughed indulgently at Abe, whom he loved, and in whom he had long lost hope:
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • indulgently = with extra kindness or tolerance
  • Haymitch, his face puffy and red from the previous day's indulgences, is chuckling.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
indulgences = things enjoyed excessively (knowing Haymitch, probably alcohol)

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