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indulgent
used in The Namesake

4 uses
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Definition
to treat with extra kindness or tolerance
  • When he reaches Broadway he changes his mind and hails a cab. The decision feels indulgent, as it is not particularly late, or cold, or raining, and he is in no great rush to be home.
    Chapter 8 (37% in)
indulgent = like he is treating himself too well (excessive kindness to himself without enough concern for the cost)
  • Ashoke is indifferent to such indulgences.
    Chapter 1 (52% in)
  • Gogol is unaccustomed to this sort of talk at mealtimes, to the indulgent ritual of the lingering meal, and the pleasant aftermath of bottles and crumbs and empty glasses that clutter the table.
    Chapter 6 (27% in)
  • And yet that, too, had been frustrating, causing her to fear that her career was somehow an indulgence, unnecessary.
    Chapter 10 (37% in)

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