Examples of indulgence in a Sentence
She lived a life of selfish indulgence.
his indulgence in forbidden pleasures
She found that she couldn't afford the indulgences she had once enjoyed.
For our anniversary we allowed ourselves the indulgence of an elegant dinner at our favorite restaurant.
Good food is my only indulgence.
Recent Examples of indulgence from the Web
Instead, Luther sent a letter to the Archbishop Albrecht of Mainz on that date, writing that he was dismayed at the selling of indulgences (payments parishioners made to the church to be forgiven of their sins).
My favorite two indulgences were the spa and, no joke, the laundry service.
Plenty of teams that have dominated their domestic leagues have collapsed amid narcissism and self-indulgence.
That burst of inspiration, however, translates into self-indulgence, as this gothic thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence descends from intrigue into irritation and eventually ennui.
This traditional southern indulgence is delicious and can be found at just about every party in the South.
The pope’s selling of indulgences to those hoping to get deceased relatives out of purgatory had no biblical basis, Luther argued.
Vermont common crackers, saltines and oyster crackers are something wholly American — as are Ritz, those buttery discs invented by Nabisco during the Depression (and named to invoke a feeling of indulgence and wealth).
James probably learned the importance of indulgence and relaxation during the 2014 NBA Finals.
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First Known Use of indulgence
Synonymsbenevolence, boon, courtesy, grace, favor, kindness, mercy, service, turn
Antonymsbasic, essential, fundamental, must, necessity, requirement
Related Wordsdispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license (or licence), privilege
Near Antonymshindrance, hurdle, impediment, interference, obstacle
INDULGENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indulgence for English Language Learners
: the behavior or attitude of people who allow themselves to do what they want or who allow other people to do what they want
: the act of doing something that you enjoy but that is usually thought of as wrong or unhealthy
: something that is done or enjoyed as a special pleasure
INDULGENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of indulgence for Students
- He lives a life of indulgence.
- Chocolate is an indulgence.
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