• WordNet 3.6
    • adj pampering gratifying tastes, appetites, or desires "pampering parents often have spoilt children","a very pampering cruise experience"
    • n pampering the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
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  • William Hazlitt
    “Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.”
  • Horace
    “Youth is unduly busy with pampering the outer person.”


In literature:

In her childhood she had to give way to her first cousin, the pretty Adeline, who was pampered by the whole family.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules François Christophe
Do I not pamper you enough?
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
He swung as the wind blew, and in all his pampered life had probably never dreamed of denying himself a liberty.
"Prisoners of Chance" by Randall Parrish
He won't expect to be pampered and spoiled like the other children around here.
"Clemence" by Retta Babcock
Ho, gamesters of the pampered court!
"Songs from Vagabondia" by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey
She had never, in all her pampered life, made one.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett
She had been pampered, she had been given her head; and still she was unspoiled.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
He is the pampered aristocrat of war, the golden youth of adventure.
"My Second Year of the War" by Frederick Palmer
It was necessary that the Duke should be pampered and kept in good humour.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
The sturdy Archbishop will have none of this pampering.
"The War and the Churches" by Joseph McCabe

In poetry:

But let them heed this mighty truth,--
(Which, for their weakness, we would ken
Indulgently, as due to men
Pamper'd in age and snared in youth)--
"True Nobility" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
"Midst soulless forms, and false pretence
Of spiritual pride and pampered sense,
A voice saith, 'What is that to thee?
Be true thyself, and follow Me!
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Of young Endymion, lordly Tamburlaine
Driving his pampered jades, and more than these,
The seven-fold vision of the Florentine,
And grave-browed Milton's solemn harmonies.
"Amor Intellectualis" by Oscar Wilde
And oft with the dear names of mother and wife,
Entrusted by Heaven with the mind and the life
Of your children, a household, to care for and serve,
You pamper the foe while they shiver and starve.
"Temperance Warfare" by Janet Hamilton
This is the way things stand now:
if I pull out the stopper
after pampering myself in the bath,
I'm afraid that all of Jerusalem, and with it the whole world,
will drain out into the huge darkness.
"You Mustn't Show Weakness" by Yehuda Amichai
My second is a glorious prize
For all who love their wondering eyes
With curious sights to pamper;
But 'tis a sight—which should they meet
All' improviso in the street,
Ye gods! how they would scamper!
"A Riddle (#2)" by Joanna Baillie

In news:

Know people who could really use some pampering.
Nothing makes us feel more comfy and pampered than sleeping and bathing in luxury .
Jewel and her son Kase at home in Texas (Alex Tehrani for Pampers Photo: Alex Tehrani for Pampers).
Gourmet popcorn is a great way to dazzle guests during a party and even pamper yourself during a Friday night movie marathon.
Bring your girls on by between 12-3 for a pre holiday day of pampering & get a free makeup application from Mrs Claus.
Pampering for Mothers Who Nurse.
A "paws-itively" perfect place to pamper your pooch.
There's also the " old school pampering" package ($160), a trio of offerings: facial, pedicure and manicure.
LRMC pampers mothers, daughters and granddaughters.
Longview Regional Medical Center Healthy Woman program and Senior Circle recently held a pampering event for mothers, daughters and grandmothers.
Argentine dogs live a life of pampered sophistication in this elegant city.
3 pals get pampered abroad.
Le Petite Youth Spa primps and pampers girls ages 4-12 and specializes in one-of-a-kind private birthday bashes that will be sure to impress both little princesses and their moms.
We love some beauty products—like Kiehl's Acai Damage-Protecting Toning Mist—just because they make us feel pampered.
Pamper your pup with one of these durable yet luxuriously eco-friendly pillow beds.