indulgence indulgence  /ɪn ˈdəl dʒəns/


  1. (n) an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
  2. (n) a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
  3. (n) the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
  4. (n) foolish or senseless behavior
  5. (n) the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution

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  • In these times of over indulgence, it may be prudent to invest in culinary classes that teach you how to cook and eat healthy.


  1. Johnson: What is it like to live on a boat in Newport Harbor?

    I will admit right here that this is a bit of an indulgence, as it is coming from a man who spent much of the last two decades living amid mountains and out on the Plains.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Orange County Register

  2. Just Desserts: Yup! We added maple and bacon to cookies for Dad

    These Milk Chocolate Maple Bacon Cookies aren't exactly a healthy treat for Dad. But why not embrace them for what they are and let Father's Day be a day of indulgence for your dad?
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. What Should WWE Do with Kane Since Team Hell No Split Up?

    Allow me some indulgence with this one. Team Hell No proved to be one of the better tag teams of the past decade in the WWE . Admittedly, it was a lot better than I thought it would be when Kane and Daniel Bryan made their first appearance together. I guess the WWE can sometimes pull a rabbit out of its hat and make the absurd look genius. While it would appear Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton will ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

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  1. "I beg your indulgence on the question of how many Kindles have been sold," Bezos said in reply to a question at Amazon's annual shareholders meeting in Seattle, Washington.
    on May 28, 2009 By: Jeff Bezos Source: AFP

  2. In the United States, Washington wrote, "All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people, that another enjoyed the exercise...
    on Aug 15, 2004 By: George Washington Source: Providence Journal

  3. "In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption," Carter told the nation. "Human identity is no longer defined by what...
    on Feb 24, 2007 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution (registration)

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