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- n. An act of overindulging; indulgence in too much; pleasure or consumption taken in excess of what is satisfying or necessary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The gratification of one's appetite or desires to an intemperate degree.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. excessive indulgence
(Soundbite of song, "Symphony No. 8") MONTAGNE: It's Gustav Mahler - sure puts to music the notion of overindulgence, which is where we begin this year's post Thanksgiving chat with music commentator Miles Hoffman.
Exhausted by long-term overindulgence, in 1983 Hodge checked into the rehabilitation clinic Broadway Lodge.
The show sometimes pushes too hard for shock value, especially where Macy and an agoraphobic lunatic played by Joan Cusack are concerned, but that kind of overindulgence comes with the pay-cable territory.
I was glad, though, and didn't consider it an "overindulgence," because some of these are among my favorites of their songs.
Afterall, Hooky spent more time at the Hacienda and the Dry Bar than most and is therefore better qualified to comment, even if, at his own admission, much of the time spent there was slightly blurred by "overindulgence".
Palm Springs is a curious button, as it was involved in environmental progressiveness long before fashion, with its vast wind farms and other ingenuities, and then it enjoyed a lost weekend during the Hope/Sinatra/Skelton period, where it smacked of overindulgence and development at the expense of eco-conscientiousness; and now it is back, retrofitting, retooling, and fashioning a green future, or at least one that strives for balance.
Here, praise is seen as just one more symptom of a culture of overindulgence, right alongside grade inflation, helicopter parenting, excessive focus on self-esteem, and the practice of handing out trophies to all the participants.
Meanwhile, growing numbers on the left view them as proof of government's overindulgence of corporate Britain: just force employers to pay a proper wage and these wasteful subsidies could be washed away.
For as he steps up his campaign against youthful overindulgence, he must wish to atone for the years he spent as a part-time non-executive director of the Urbium company, which owned the kind of drinks bar that might concern him now.
It is already such a special experience to require assistance to get into the concert at all, to worry whether one's needed accommodations will be handled gracefully despite one's calling in advance (they were), and to have one's particular special condition exacerbated by the decadent overindulgence of sitting in dark halls two nights in a row.
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