overindulge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overindulge overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself "She stuffed herself at the dinner","The kids binged on ice cream"
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Quotations

  • Ogden Nash
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    “How easy for those who do not bulge to not overindulge!”

Usage

In literature:

They had overindulged him.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
During the early days of his success he was disposed to overindulgence, not to say conviviality.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
He told her of his overindulged boyhood, as the only child of a wealthy New York merchant.
"The Wild Olive" by Basil King
Second, those who by overindulgence in marital relations, or by dissipation with women, have ruined their forces.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Owing to overindulgence, the youngest prince had become very wilful.
"Folk Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
Encouragement, of course, is helpful, but it ought not to be overindulged.
"Principles of Teaching" by Adam S. Bennion
Gluck's death, in 1787, was caused by overindulgence in wine at a dinner which he gave to some of his friends.
"The Great German Composers" by George T. Ferris
A drunkard is not always drunk, nor is a man a drunkard for having once or twice overindulged.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
And the pity of it all is that overindulgence in babyhood so often means wrecked nerves and shattered happiness in later life.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Naturally the moderate drinker is first rejected for positions where an occasional overindulgence would be most noticeable and most serious.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
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In news:

We overindulge and overspend, and there's dealing with family.
The New York Times has published a provocative new essay by Dr Perri Klass that outlines how the debate over whether American children are overindulged or spoiled is ongoing–and complicated.
But if you want to overindulge in more than 200 examples of his talent, you'd better hurry to his exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St, because his show will end on Sunday, July 10.
We're officially in full-force holiday mode now, which means plenty of opportunity for overindulging at festive celebrations.
Some advice if you tend to overindulge.
TOPS Club, Inc (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, explains some of the triggers that cause these behaviors and offers solutions to help curb thoughtless overindulgence.
While the concept of overindulgence is probably all too familiar to anyone who's ever attended a Thanksgiving dinner, the word "underindulgence" doesn't exist.
If you find yourself overindulging throughout the day—second breakfast in the morning, ravenously snacking in the afternoon, a little too much dessert at night—we have news for you.
The dimmer the lighting, the higher the likelihood of overindulgence, says a study from the University of California at Irvine.
Veteran director Tony Scott is back with another overindulgent mess.
Maybe you overindulge in food, gossip or criticize others instead of looking at what's really going on.
Experts say be careful not to overindulge.
With the three elegant party recipes here, cookbook author Melissa Clark shares her philosophy of eating well without overindulging.
10 ways to enjoy Thanksgiving without overindulging.
Striving to get ahead instead of overindulging or taking on projects that won't pay the bills will be a must.
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