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indulgent
used in My Antonia

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Definition
to treat with extra kindness or tolerance
  • With Charley, who was not interested in business, but was already preparing for Annapolis, Mr. Harling was very indulgent; bought him guns and tools and electric batteries, and never asked what he did with them.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (6% in)
indulgent = treated with extra kindness
  • Tony made a warm nest for him in her hands; talked to him gaily and indulgently in Bohemian.
    Book 1 — The Shimerdas (27% in)
  • 'Poor fellow,' Lena said indulgently, 'he takes everything so hard.'
    Book 3 — Lena Lingard (83% in)
  • Just then it was the fashion to speak indulgently of Lena and severely of Tiny Soderball, who had quietly gone West to try her fortune the year before.
    Book 4 — The Pioneer Woman's Story (5% in)
  • The daughter laughed indulgently, and took my hat from me.
    Book 5 — Cuzak's Boys (16% in)

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