indulgently indulgently

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in an indulgent manner

Usage(s):

  1. Self-indulgently, I've been dropping the conversational bomb of brain surgery more often than absolutely necessary just to enjoy the reaction.
  2. They posed indulgently for photographers, Guy bussing Peggy's cheek on demand.
  3. The audience received his jokes indulgently but not warmly.

News

  • Commentary: The solitary leaker, a betrayer of trust

    The founders did not create the United States so that some solitary 29-year-old could make unilateral decisions about what should be exposed. Edward Snowden self-indulgently short-circuited the democratic structures of accountability, putting his own preferences above everything else.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  • "I actually should have gone around Easter but, a bit self-indulgently, I wanted to be in government longer than opposition," Senator Ray told the Herald Sun yesterday.
    on May 2, 2008 By: Robert Ray Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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