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indulge
used in The Screwtape Letters

3 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
  • Do not indulge the hope that you will escape the usual penalties; indeed, in your better moments, I trust you would hardly even wish to do so.
    Chapter 2 (2% in)
  • One of their poets, Coleridge, has recorded that he did not pray "with moving lips and bended knees" but merely "composed his spirit to love" and indulged "a sense of supplication".
    Chapter 4 (24% in)
  • At the very moment of indulging her appetite she believes that she is practising temperance.
    Chapter 17 (29% in)

There are no more uses of "indulge" in The Screwtape Letters.

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