indulgence


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an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires

a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone

the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution

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But the end to which both will arrive at last will be the same: the one are fast destroying themselves by sensual indulgences, and the other are fast being destroyed by a complication of disorders, and the want of wholesome food.
We bespeak your indulgence, you understand, as young performers; we bespeak your indulgence.
My indulgence shall be given, sir," replied Sir Thomas gravely, "but without any other rehearsal.
You have mistaken my feelings, Raoul, I have more than mere indulgence for you in my heart.
Their two confidential friends, Mr Shepherd, who lived in the neighbouring market town, and Lady Russell, were called to advise them; and both father and daughter seemed to expect that something should be struck out by one or the other to remove their embarrassments and reduce their expenditure, without involving the loss of any indulgence of taste or pride.
The origin of this indulgence which the Lacedaemonian women enjoy is easily accounted for, from the long time the men were absent from home upon foreign expeditions [1270a] against the Argives, and afterwards the Arcadians and Messenians, so that, when these wars were at an end, their military life, in which there is no little virtue, prepared them to obey the precepts of their law-giver; but we are told, that when Lycurgus endeavoured also to reduce the women to an obedience to his laws, upon their refusal he declined it.
He who hath always much-indulged himself, sickeneth at last by his much- indulgence.
Thus he would say to George in school, "I observed on my return home from taking the indulgence of an evening's scientific conversation with my excellent friend Doctor Bulders--a true archaeologian, gentlemen, a true archaeologian--that the windows of your venerated grandfather's almost princely mansion in Russell Square were illuminated as if for the purposes of festivity.
He tried by indulgence to the grandson to make up for harshness to the elder George.
The child had many more luxuries and indulgences than had been awarded his father.
He liked to remind himself and his son too that his fatherly indulgence had provided the accommodation.
And this is the return you make me for all the indulgences I've heaped on you?
This same son, I imagine, is a man of expensive habits, no reckless spendthrift and no abandoned sensualist, but one who likes to have 'everything handsome about him,' and to go to a certain length in youthful indulgences, not so much to gratify his own tastes as to maintain his reputation as a man of fashion in the world, and a respectable fellow among his own lawless companions; while he is too selfish to consider how many comforts might be obtained for his fond mother and sisters with the money he thus wastes upon himself: as long as they can contrive to make a respectable appearance once a year, when they come to town, he gives himself little concern about their private stintings and struggles at home.
63% chose F&B as one of their top three indulgences, with 31% choosing it this as their number one indulgence.
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