Usage examples for indulge

  1. Thus, this duty gave Stieffel time to paint and, if our surmise is correct, both the time and the money for him to indulge his thirst. – Hermann Stieffel, Soldier Artist of the West by Edgar M. Howell
  2. Why, ma'am, if you think that's best; but I thought one might indulge one's self in living one's own way. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  3. I knew Tibbets had a home over on Second or Third Avenue, and I thought it kind of Ruth to indulge her in this. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  4. He began to indulge his mischievous, teasing mood: " Suppose he doesn't like my voice!" – A Cathedral Singer by James Lane Allen
  5. As a child, however, she had possessed a passion for making up stories, and so considerable a skill in it that she was constantly being begged to indulge others with its exercise. – Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
  6. This, however, was only on rare occasions, when the Emperor was in unusually good- humor, and wished to indulge in the pleasure of a conversation with men of great merit, whom he had known a long while, and who happened to be present at his breakfast. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  7. But even then it is better as far as possible to forget them and to put them away from us- at all events, not to indulge them or dwell in them. – Joyous Gard by Arthur Christopher Benson
  8. Pray indulge my curiosity to learn something about that old tower. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. I only want to know whether he asked you to choose so as to indulge me." – The Crofton Boys by Harriet Martineau
  10. What was true of him I knew to be equally so of many others to whom wealth brings no greater luxury than the ability to indulge in expensive farming. – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  11. We good- naturedly indulge the boys when they are called on to exercise authority. – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  12. And now, let us indulge an honest exultation in the conviction of the benefit which the example of our country has produced, and is likely to produce, on human freedom and human happiness. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  13. He must even forget that aching of the heart until he had leisure to indulge it. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  14. If a wood- fire is a luxury, it is cheaper than many in which we indulge without thought, and cheaper than the visits of a doctor, made necessary by the want of ventilation of the house. – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
  15. The upper ranks indulge at home in the use of opium. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  16. No, it's all right for old fellows like you and me to indulge in the Special- bless it- but a young man who needs to keep his nerves in order, has to live like a monk. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  17. Maltravers had drawn the blinds, and thrown himself back to indulge his grief. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  18. Laughing at his own son, who got his mother, and, by his mother's means, his father also, to indulge him, he told him that he had the most power of any one in Greece: " For the Athenians command the rest of Greece, I command the Athenians, your mother commands me, and you command your mother." – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  19. In fact there is nothing I do that I do not enjoy so keenly that I cannot tear myself away from it, and people who thus indulge themselves cannot have things both ways. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  20. Why indulge in these abstract views, you would ask! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith