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indulge
used in The Mill on the Floss

5 uses
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Definition
to give into a desire or enjoy something — especially in excess of what is thought good—such as a desire to eat too much cake, or be too lazy

or:

to allow or help someone to get their way or enjoy something — especially something that (probably because of excess) is not considered to be good or proper
  • Philip in his happier moods indulged Tom to the top of his bent, heightening the crash and bang and fury of every fight with all the artillery of epithets and similes at his command.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (6% in)
  • An old gypsy woman was seated on the ground nursing her knees, and occasionally poking a skewer into the round kettle that sent forth an odorous steam; two small shock-headed children were lying prone and resting on their elbows something like small sphinxes; and a placid donkey was bending his head over a tall girl, who, lying on her back, was scratching his nose and indulging him with a bite of excellent stolen hay.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (38% in)
  • Clearly, she had not time to indulge in long reveries about her own happy love-affairs.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (87% in)
  • I do nothing but indulge myself all day long, and she always finds out what I want before I know it myself.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (20% in)
  • We can only choose whether we will indulge ourselves in the present moment, or whether we will renounce that, for the sake of obeying the divine voice within us,—for the sake of being true to all the motives that sanctify our lives.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (73% in)

There are no more uses of "indulge" in The Mill on the Floss.

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