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used in Sister Carrie

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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


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
  • Chapter IV THE SPENDINGS OF FANCY: FACTS ANSWER WITH SNEERS For the next two days Carrie indulged in the most high flown speculations.
    Chapter 4 (0% in)
  • "That's east Then he went off into the longest speech he had yet indulged in, concerning the lay of Chicago.
    Chapter 2 (27% in)
  • He was thinking of a full career of vanity and wastefulness which a young girl might indulge in, and wondering how Carrie could contemplate such a course when she had so little, as yet, with which to do.
    Chapter 4 (32% in)
  • Such conversation as was indulged in held the same relationship to the actual mental enactments of the twain that the low music of the orchestra does to the dramatic incident which it is used to cover.
    Chapter 12 (83% in)
  • He entered, expecting to indulge in an evening of lightsome frolic, and then lose track of the newcomer forever.
    Chapter 13 (16% in)
  • Of late, seeing the airy grace of the ingenue in several well-constructed plays, she had been moved to secretly imitate it, and many were the little movements and expressions of the body in which she indulged from time to time in the privacy of her chamber.
    Chapter 16 (57% in)
  • You mustn't think because I indulge you in some things that you can keep everybody waiting.
    Chapter 22 (13% in)
  • And she— she had scarcely enough pin money to indulge in such outings as this a few times a month.
    Chapter 32 (15% in)
  • Little license was allowed the chorus in the matter of conversation, but, nevertheless, some was indulged in.
    Chapter 39 (16% in)
  • The newspapers, and particularly the Sunday newspapers, indulged in large decorative theatrical pages, in which the faces and forms of well-known theatrical celebrities appeared, enclosed with artistic scrolls.
    Chapter 43 (9% in)

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