JA asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

Can you help me with English please?

At eighteen I begged my parents to allow me to enter a convent; but they firmly refused. After that refusal I indulged in the vanity of the life.

What does the word "indulged" mean in this case?

Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    It's to give way to temptation, or grant as a favour. So in this context, it means you gave way since the vanity of the life was so tempting and you willingly engaged in the vanity of the life.

    Basically indulge is to not restrain or oppose, to just willingly go along with something. Hope this helped :)

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Why do yo say "in this case"?  Indulge only has ONE meaning.

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    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It's an unusual phraseology "to indulge in vanity", unless you're missing a line or something. From the context, it sounded like she was headed for some liberties that she wouldn't otherwise have taken in the convent. 

    Source(s): Vanity, thy name is woman? “Vanity, thy name is woman.” Even though Shakespeare never actually wrote it, it's still a cultural meme.
  • 1 month ago

    "Indulged" in that context means "willingly engaged". As in, "I willingly engaged in the vanity of life".

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It means you enjoyed it.

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