indulgently


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in·dul·gent

 (ĭn-dŭl′jənt)
adj.
1. Showing, characterized by, or given to permissiveness or generosity with regard to others: an indulgent parent; an indulgent book review.
2. Showing, characterized by, or given to self-indulgence: indulgent habits.

in·dul′gent·ly adv.
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Adv.1.indulgently - in an indulgent manner; "I was indulgently advised to give the kids what they wanted unless I wished my son to be socially ostracised"
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Translations

indulgently

[ɪnˈdʌldʒəntlɪ] ADVindulgentemente
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indulgently

advnachsichtig
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indulgently

[ɪnˈdʌldʒntlɪ] advcon indulgenza
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References in classic literature ?
Tony made a warm nest for him in her hands; talked to him gaily and indulgently in Bohemian.
He told him that he should try to do nothing to stain the whiteness of that apron, which symbolized strength and purity; then of the unexplained trowel, he told him to toil with it to cleanse his own heart from vice, and indulgently to smooth with it the heart of his neighbor.
--Wild and strange even when they love thee: for above all they want to be TREATED INDULGENTLY!
She must certainly, he reflected, be thirty, and he was honestly delighted to see that the years had treated her so indulgently. If her face had changed at all, it was in a slight hardening of the mouth-- still eager enough to be very disconcerting at times, he felt--and in an added air of self- possession and self-reliance.
Tiare smiled indulgently as she remembered the gaiety of a time long passed.
But then she said indulgently that humans were always more clumsy and slow than Eggs and most of them never seemed really to learn to fly at all.
As her mother had been a Rushworth, and her last unhappy marriage had linked her to one of the crazy Chiverses, New York looked indulgently on her eccentricities; but when she returned with her little orphaned niece, whose parents had been popular in spite of their regrettable taste for travel, people thought it a pity that the pretty child should be in such hands.
Philip's eyes wandered to her, and Cronshaw, having finished the recitation of his verses, smiled upon him indulgently.
He smiled indulgently, concealing a hurt, not altogether new, at her persistent inappreciation of this side of his nature and life in which he took the greatest pride.
I judged him perhaps more indulgently than my friend; certainly, at any rate, it appeared to me that no man could have walked straighter in the given circumstances.
"You're young, of course, Ronnie," he continued indulgently. "You haven't yet fitted your burden on to your shoulders properly.
The surgeon smiled indulgently. "Of course I understand.