Usage examples for indulgent

  1. Should she communicate her wish to her indulgent stepmother, who for the most part willed whatever she wished her to do? – Jacqueline, v1 by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc)
  2. They dwelt, in tones of indulgent amusement, on the day, the hour, the scene, of John's first coming to the college, specially memorable to him as the occasion of his first real meeting of the Rose of Rosemont. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  3. John Girdlestone smiled with the indulgent smile of one to whom such a sum was absolutely nothing. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. This was the more indulgent, because the contractor was tolerably secured against all losses. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  5. It was obvious to Mary that Hood's reply was calculated to soothe; his attitude was indulgent. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  6. The man gave an indulgent laugh. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  7. I don't know how I gained the confidence of my new friend- anyway, with nothing to lead up to it, he told me a rather curious incident; and here I will report his tale for the information of the indulgent reader. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  8. " Very well," said the shipbroker, with a half- indulgent, half- humorous glance. – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  9. The dart and pang had gone from his memory of young love; his smile for it was indulgent; he was even glad that the memory was there, glad that he had known the illusion, even if it were at the price of failure in that happy realm of life. – The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  10. But he was looking at her with the steady, straight- forward look which she liked so much, yet could not meet just yet; and all she saw was that he was smiling also with an indulgent expression as if she was a little girl whom he was trying to amuse. – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  11. Scrap, whenever she looked at Mr. Wilkins, saw him in his towel, dripping water, and felt indulgent. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  12. And the smile which she had known so well since childhood, indulgent, quizzical, with a touch of sadness, was in his eyes. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. The philosopher of Sans- Souci understands human nature, and he feels indulgent toward your weakness. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  14. I could see, as we came up to her, that she was trembling with terror; she put up her hand to her white hair, clutched again desperately the two children, found at last her voice and hoped that we would be " indulgent." – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  15. Your parents, the most indulgent in the world, to a child the most deserving, have given way it seems to your refusal of several gentlemen. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  16. It is interesting to record the comment of Mrs. Tufts on the return of the wanderer to her indulgent care. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  17. Though Miss Lucy looked worried, the indulgent old Major made no protest. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  18. Let me once more entreat your majesty to be indulgent towards him. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  19. I thought you were of a more gentle disposition, and that you would be more indulgent with an old friend. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  20. Miss Quincey listened patiently to this explanation; she was more indulgent, less persistent than before. – Superseded by May Sinclair