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used in The Remains of the Day

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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
  • But then, of course, I hasten to add, there are many valets who would never dream of indulging in this sort of folly - who are, in fact, professionals of the highest discernment.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (38% in)
  • Embarrassing as those moments were for me, I would not wish to imply that I in any way blame Mr Farraday, who is in no sense an unkind person; he was, I am sure, merely enjoying the sort of bantering which in the United States, no doubt, is a sign of a good, friendly understanding between employer and employee, indulged in as a kind of affectionate sport.
    Prologue (69% in)
  • If you will indulge me by listening, I would be most grateful.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (69% in)
  • The fact is, I have tended increasingly of late to indulge myself in such recollections.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (34% in)
  • After all, when one thinks about it, it is not such a foolish thing to indulge in - particularly if it is the case that in bantering lies the key to human warmth.
    6e — Day 6 - Evening (98% in)

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