INDULGENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INDULGENT
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indulgent
 a.  yielding; lenient; forbearing or tolerant
Classic Sentence: (157 in 11 pages)
1  We could see how this wrung his heart and think he must be a most indulgent--in fact, a far too indulgent husband.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
2  She wanted to cry in his arms and say that she, too, had been overly proud of the child's horsemanship, overly indulgent to her wheedlings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LX
3  He looked blankly indulgent, and yawned, and condescended, "That's a pretty slick arrangement on the radiator, so you can adjust it at any temperature you want."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  With Charley, who was not interested in business, but was already preparing for Annapolis, Mr. Harling was very indulgent; bought him guns and tools and electric batteries, and never asked what he did with them.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: II
5  Here, also, in summer, various brilliant annuals, such as marigolds, petunias, four-o'clocks, found an indulgent corner in which to unfold their splendors, and were the delight and pride of Aunt Chloe's heart.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
6  I wish, now, I'd insisted on it, and married Mammy to somebody else; but I was foolish and indulgent, and didn't want to insist.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
7  Father was a fond, indulgent husband, but a man that never flinched from anything that he thought necessary; and so he put down his foot, like a rock, between us and the field-hands.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
8  She treated her therefore, with all the indulgent fondness of a parent towards a favourite child on the last day of its holidays.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
9  He was equable and not cringing with his superiors, was free and ingratiating in his behavior with his equals, and was contemptuously indulgent with his inferiors.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 1
10  But for this prince he was an inferior, and his contemptuous and indulgent attitude to him revolted him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 1
11  In the course of these trips he was kind and indulgent, and talked rather than preached.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—A HARD BISHOPRIC FOR A GOOD BISHOP
12  He was indulgent towards women and poor people, on whom the burden of human society rest.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
13  He was indulgent towards God's creation.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—WHAT HE BELIEVED
14  To the world and to his servants Danglars assumed the character of the good-natured man and the indulgent father.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
15  Let us hasten to say that in private the genial side descended to the level of the other, so that generally the indulgent man disappeared to give place to the brutal husband and domineering father.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  The spirit of being in control and a little bit indulgent is captured in a recent television advertisement for the Chrysler Pacifica.
2  He was, in short, in his after-dinner mood; more expanded and genial, and also more self - indulgent than the frigid and rigid temper of the morning.
3  His indulgent mother was willing to let him do anything he wanted.
4  She allowed herself only a few moments'indulgence in self - pity.
5  You will kill the child with indulgence.
6  He attacked the indulgence shown to religious dissenters.
7  To my faults also she gave ample indulgence, never imposing curb or rein on anything I said.
8  Prized for their inimitably rich and flavor, white truffles are the ultimate indulgence to celebrate the holidays, or reward your spouse or lover.
9  When her income tax refund check finally arrived, Sally indulged in an orgy of shopping.
10  I indulged myself with a long hot bath.
11  It pleased me to indulge her wishes.
12  The animus of the speaker became obvious to all when he began to indulge in sarcastic and insulting remarks.
13  I do not think it is the role of councilors to indulge in pomp and circumstance: we have been elected to do, not to show.
14  Although world famous as a diva, she did not indulge in fits of temperament.
15  I shall not indulge in autobiography by speaking of my own country.