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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PAMPERING

As a nation, our people are pampering themselves and living for their own pleasures.

It never had been done when he was a school-boy, carefully protected from pampering.

You are pampering me here, and to pamper an invalid is bad; it keeps him an invalid.

The evil consequences of his long months of pampering disappeared.

He does not believe in pampering children, but in making them self-reliant.

All this pampering of the poor is playing the very deuce with the country.

With all this pampering it grew so fast that in a month it had outgrown its house.

It will not be supposed that I here mean the stuffing or pampering of the body.

All this is not pampering the worker or making concessions to him.

Yes, I do that; yet isn't there danger of pampering gluttony?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to cram with food," probably from Middle Dutch (cf. West Flemish pamperen "cram with food, overindulge;" dialectal German pampen "to cram"), probably from frequentative of root of pap (n.1). Meaning "to overindulge" first attested 1520s. Related: Pampered; pampering.

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