• Nobody must indulge in sports
    Nobody must indulge in sports
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n indulgence the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"
    • n indulgence foolish or senseless behavior
    • n indulgence the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
    • n indulgence a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone "too much indulgence spoils a child"
    • n indulgence an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Indulgence An indulgent act; favor granted; gratification. "If all these gracious indulgences are without any effect on us, we must perish in our own folly."
    • Indulgence (R. C. Ch) Remission of the temporal punishment due to sins, after the guilt of sin has been remitted by sincere repentance; absolution from the censures and public penances of the church. It is a payment of the debt of justice to God by the application of the merits of Christ and his saints to the contrite soul through the church. It is therefore believed to diminish or destroy for sins the punishment of purgatory.
    • Indulgence The act of indulging or humoring; the quality of being indulgent; forbearance of restrain or control. "If I were a judge, that word indulgence should never issue from my lips.""They err, that through indulgence to others, or fondness to any sin in themselves, substitute for repentance anything less."
    • v. t Indulgence To grant an indulgence to.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n indulgence The act of indulging; forbearance of restraint or control; gratification of desire or humor; also, the character of being indulgent.
    • n indulgence Something with which one is indulged or gratified; a favor granted; an act of grace.
    • n indulgence In com., forbearance of present payment; an extension, through favor, of the time in which a debt can be paid: as, to grant an indulgence of three months on a note.
    • n indulgence In Roman Catholic theology: Remission of sins: used in this sense by the earlier ecclesiastical writers.
    • n indulgence A remission of the punishment which is still due to sin after sacramental absolution, this remission being valid in the court of conscience and before God, and being made by an application of the treasure of the church on the part of a lawful superior. Eusebius Amort, History of Indulgences, quoted in Cath. Dict. Indulgences are classed as plenary or partial, general (that is, for the whole church) or particular, etc.
    • n indulgence Relaxation of an ecclesiastical law, or exemption of a particular individual from its provisions: properly called dispensation.
    • n indulgence In Scottish history, in the reigns of Charles II. and James II., permission to hold religious services.
    • n indulgence A proclamation by Charles II. In 1671 or 1672, promising the suspension of penal laws relating to ecclesiastical matters which were directed against nonconformists. It was rejected by Parliament.
    • n indulgence A proclamation by James II. in 1687, annulling penal laws against Roman Catholics and nonconformists, and abolishing religious tests for office. The refusal to read this declaration by several prelates led to their trial, and was one of the causes of the revolution of 1688.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Indulgence gratification: forbearance of present payment: in the R.C. Church, a remission, to a repentant sinner, of the temporal punishment which remains due after the sin and its eternal punishment have been remitted (Plenary indulgences, such as remit all; Partial, a portion of the temporal punishment due to sin; Temporal, those granted only for a time; Perpetual or Indefinite, those which last till revoked; Personal, those granted to a particular person or confraternity; Local, those gained only in a particular place): exemption of an individual from an ecclesiastical law
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  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    “Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.”
  • Herman Melville
    “Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.”
  • M. F. K. Fisher
    M. F. K. Fisher
    “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.”
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    “We always believe God is like ourselves, the indulgent think him indulgent and the stern, terrible.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. indulgentia,: cf. F. indulgence,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. indulgēre, to be kind to—in, in, and prob. L. dulcis, sweet.


In literature:

You owe hate and banishment to the first, pity and indulgence to the others.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
Mrs. Liddell had always loved literature, and her husband had been an accomplished though a reckless and self-indulgent man.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
The luxuries in which I indulged brought on indigestion.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
But at last arose one of those trifling disputes, in which little boys are so apt to indulge.
"Choice Readings for the Home Circle" by Anonymous
Soon after commencing to earn money he began to indulge in alcoholics.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
A madman, who called himself the Holy Ghost, was without any indulgence for his frenzy, condemned to the same punishment.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. From Elizabeth to James I." by David Hume
The king did not think proper, after this remonstrance, to insist any further at present on the project of indulgence.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
What if Arnold, and Petersen and his wife, did indulge in great extravagances?
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
She quailed a little at the thought; she had never seen her indulgent father out of temper in her life.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
Pope naturally longed for the more refined or at least more fashionable indulgences of London life.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen

In poetry:

And, even yet, I dare not let it languish,
Dare not indulge in memory's rapturous pain;
Once drinking deep of that divinest anguish,
How could I seek the empty world again?
"Remembrance" by Emily Jane Bronte
Bear me, ye winds, indulgent to my pains,
Near some sad ruin's ghastly shade to dwell!
There let me fondly eye the rude remains,
And from the mouldering refuse build my cell!
"Elegy XVII. He Indulges the Suggestions of Spleen.-- An Elegy to the Winds" by William Shenstone
How sweet to muse by murmuring springs reclin'd;
Or loitering careless in the shady grove,
Indulge the gentlest feelings of the mind,
And pity those who live to aught but love!
"Delia, An Elegy" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
Shou'd they e'er fall to poverty and need,
And not have means enough to find them bread,
With kind indulgence the old couple feed;
As thee they, in thy helpless childhood, fed.
"The Duty Of Children To Their Parents" by Rees Prichard
If he shou'd not, just at thy wish, remove,
Suffer with patience yet a-while, the load:
When for thy soul 'tis best, thou soon shalt prove
The pow'rful aid of thy indulgent God.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard
If thou'lt be therefore patient in distress,
God will indulge thee this peculiar grace:
"He'll either make thy pains and troubles less,
"Or else receive thee to his holy place."
"Reasons To Persuade The Sick To Be Patient" by Rees Prichard

In news:

As a recent retiree, I enjoy a self-indulgent hour or two each morning.
Notable deaths in arts, A to M. Cocomira's hazelnut crunch a sweet indulgence .
In the third hour, I have to admit, the disparate parts of this self- indulgent venture do make gestures of coming together.
So, with that disclaimer out of the way, here is a local guide to everything sweet and self- indulgent for the holiday season.
Books are an irresistible indulgence .
Just as the season for pumpkin-pie shakes and gingerbread cookie ice cream is about to begin, new research indicates that interest in indulgent treats among quick-service customers is waning.
Chocolate Festival A Permissible Indulgence .
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence bless Austin with a mission.
Indulgence the Salon on Binghamton's Southside had five feet of water inside.
Summer Indulgence at Cannon River Winery.
Comic-Con wraps after 4 days of pop-art indulgence .
Yes, we may often be indulgent , but more often we are "at them" – nagging and yelling, telling them what they should be doing and what they are doing wrong.
Romney's Moronic Indulgence of Trump.
"Self- indulgent , whiny dribble," wrote more than a few critics, while others praised the project as inspirational.
As an expert on "self- indulgent , whiny dribble," I found it somewhere in between.

In science:

Since the map S0 is locally linear there is no point in distinguishing between the constant matrix ∂xS0x and the map S0 so that we indulge in the abuse of notation implicit in (5.3).
A fluctuation theorem in a random environment
In the text, various authors are mentioned by name: this is to aid the reader in researching the problem at hand, and is not meant in any way to be a detailed, historical account of the development of the field. I ask the reader for his’r indulgence on this score.
Some open problems in random matrix theory and the theory of integrable systems
In order to substantiate the loose argument we have been indulging in so far and provide proofs, we use a less direct line of attack than the one suggested by the above discussion.
On the Limit Law of a Random Walk Conditioned to Reach a High Level
Even, sometimes it indulges the reputation of the victim.
Algorithm and Implementation of the Blog-Post Supervision Process
Our main interest here is in constructing new smooth Calabi-Yau threefolds via such topological transitions, but first I will indulge in a few comments about the connectedness of the space of all Calabi-Yau threefolds.
The Expanding Zoo of Calabi-Yau Threefolds