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indulgent
used in Atonement

4 uses
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Definition
to treat with extra kindness or tolerance
  • When they stepped into the room, into the light of several lamps, Briony was still there, still barefoot and in her filthy white dress, and her mother was standing by the door on the far side of the room, smiling indulgently.
    Part 1 (58% in)
  • The kindly inspector with the granite face must have thought he had been indulgent enough, for he stepped forward to brush away Cecilia's hand and interpose himself.
    Part 1 (99% in)
  • But these gestures were only half serious, and most of those who turned smiled indulgently from their deck chairs, for there was something about two young nurses—nurses in wartime—in their purple and white tunics, dark blue capes and spotless caps, that made them as irreproachable as nuns.
    Part 3 (21% in)
  • There was indulgent laughter, more applause, then Charles announced that it was dinner.
    Part 3 (97% in)

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