Although he was an extremely capable doctor his main business in life seemed to be self-indulgence.
"The Dark Forest" by Hugh Walpole
Naturally, he fell into many of the self-indulgent and troublesome ways of the valetudinarian.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
So I indulged more and more in a deeply sentimental self-pity, and felt a growing satisfaction in the consciousness that I was enduring martyrdom.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
The life of refined self-indulgence in the one class was caricatured by loathsome self-indulgence in the other.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
But I didn't know that you regarded my work as self-indulgence altogether.
"The Story of a Play" by W. D. Howells
Speedily he relapsed again into slothfulness and self-indulgence.
"Art in England" by Dutton Cook
Roger no doubt had been a lazy, self-indulgent beggar.
"Marriage à la mode" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The explanation is that they had been an oligarchy, not of power or duty, but of self-indulgence.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)" by John Morley
I'm a self-indulgent, pining, and whining boy, thinking of nothing but myself, and not knowing whether I've done right or wrong.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
I was allowed to ask for everything I liked at the table, no restriction being put upon my self-indulgence.
"Working in the Shade" by Theodore P Wilson
No self-indulgence walks my stage;
My frenzies make divine:
My banqueter is saint and sage,
A eucharist my wine:
"Bacchus [Excerpt]" by Bernard O Dowd
No bounty of indulgent Heaven
The vague desire can stay;
Self-love is still a Tartar mill
For grinding prayers alway.
"The Common Question" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Better than self-indulgent years
The outflung heart of youth,
Than pleasant songs in idle ears
The tumult of the truth.
"My Birthday" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Scattered, paranoid, self-indulgent, obnoxious: that was Public Enemy, too.
Self-indulgent rockers continue snooze streak.
If it weren't played so very straight, this jaw-dropping thriller might pass for an accurate satire of Hollywood self-indulgence.
The label suggests self-indulgence, and the modest, soft-speaking fellow from Little Rock, Ark.
Almost an hour of self-indulgent psychedelics, it's nearly impossible to watch.
If there is ever a day you're allowed to be self-indulgent, it's your birthday, which, for me, is today.
Sometimes a sweet treat tops off a day of shopping, and Adonna's Bakery and Café lends itself to self-indulgence with fresh and favorite flavors.
As I've mused before (though only twice), what's the point of having a blog if you can't indulge in a little self-promotion.
Rock out to Led Zeppelin live at Madison Square Garden at the height of their majestic glory (read: self-indulgent bombast).
Wince at the even more self-indulgent fantasy sequences.
In my world, I know plenty of men who are divorced that have a side to their own personal dramas that makes them sound more tolerant than self-indulgent.
'Cloud Atlas' a bloated, self-indulgent slog .
Did you, like me, get annoyed by all the self-indulgent retrospectives that resulted from their trip into oblivion.
From the Soothe and Smooth Manicure to Rough and Buff Pedicure, Sunstone Spa provides a manly approach to indulgent self-care.
Is it greedy and a tad self indulgent to want, crave and desire more than one black cat, favorite fragrance or piece of music.
We also deliberately try to be somewhat critical as times, pointing out certain self indulgence or re-invention of the wheel.
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