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  • v. Present participle of indulge.

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  • n. the act of indulging or gratifying a desire


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  • But we could equally well turn this around completely; we're already committed to the conceit that it did happen, already suspending disbelief, so maybe what we're really "indulging" is that little inner geekboy's conceit that it knows what's possible and what's not.

    Modality and Hamlet

  • As you may be figuring out, Don is really only interested in indulging himself in violent or sexual fantasies involving immigrants, not so much an actual reasoned discussion of the issues. shecky says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Immigration and Low-Wage Workers

  • The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in indulging the excess of grief.

    Chapter 22

  • How can I waste time in indulging myself in words of hate, when in my own blood, in my own ancestry, both Indian and white are mingled?

    Who's Our Enid?

  • To even begin indulging Kristol†™ s crackpot fantasies would require reinstatement of the draft, and that isn†™ t going to happen.

    Think Progress » Kristol Suggests People of Iran Would Embrace U.S. Attack, Triggering Regime Change

  • The combination of being around Tiki herself, and the delightful cuddles of special friends, whom were wonderful in indulging my need just to be cuddled .... i've been hermiting and drained from work, this was what i needed, the welcome deluge of positive affectionate energy, the lap cat was well pleased, well sated.

    February 26th, 2005

  • Still I think we are at last justified in indulging in a feeling of sober confidence based on realities.

    The Fifth Year and the Future

  • But there is no point in indulging in wishful thinking about the past.

    Gustav Stresemann - Nobel Lecture

  • But our race fortune was made for us by our fathers, so that in indulging in congratulations we are honouring our heroic sires.

    England's Place Among the Nations

  • Being at the best of times a very violent, hasty current, it takes these impediments in mighty dudgeon; boiling in whirlpools; brawling and fretting in ripples and breakers; and, in short, indulging in all kinds of wrong-headed paroxysms.

    Tales of a Traveller


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