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He had no right in his high capacity to indulge a personal affection.

If you have any loud conversation to indulge in, do it while the play is going on.

He was even able to indulge himself in a quiet, sobering grin at his own folly.

He was just the sort of man to indulge in irony for his own satisfaction.

Pinalties there are in plinty; still those who can afford should indulge.

But, Pat, I hear you often still are too apt to indulge in a lie too much.

Allow me to indulge my melancholy retired from every human eye.

I am by no means disposed to indulge in the fashionable ridicule of prejudice.

I was glad when they were gone, for I could then indulge my excited fancy at will.

Not one moment must we indulge procrastination on the plea o' prayin!

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "to grant as a favor;" 1650s, of both persons and desires, "to treat with unearned favor;" a back-formation from indulgence, or else from Latin indulgere "to be complaisant." Related: Indulged; indulging.

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