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indulgent
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
to treat with extra kindness or tolerance
  • You've permitted yourself a fatal and childish indulgence, you've done something one of the boys might do, you've engaged in a kind of combat with a student—you've been competing with one of the kids.
    p. 406.9
  • She was a passionate reader, and she thought that reading was one of the noblest efforts of all; in contrast, she found writing to be a great waste of time—a childish self-indulgence, even messier than finger painting—but she admired reading, which she believed was an unselfish activity that provided information and inspiration.
    p. 260.5

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