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    What does 'indulge in' mean in the sentence:

    'A little clerical talk was indulged in..'
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    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    What does 'indulge in' mean in the sentence:

    'A little clerical talk was indulged in..'
    It was done, and the people who did it knew or felt that it was a (slightly) guilty pleasure; it was a prelude to the main topic of conversation, which was not clerical.

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    What's this got to do with Push and Pull?
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    The people who are in the group allowed themselves a little gossip about clerical matters when they were either meant to be talking about something serious or were with others who are not interested. More context would help.

    Incidentally - what has this to do with "push and pull"?? [[Snap, Bob!]]

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    A little clerical talk was indulged in, interspersed by lady Selina's recognition of various friends and acquaintances, many of whom were not the people she thought they were.

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    As you see, I gave the context, please, help.

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    Re: push and pull

    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    As you see, I gave the context, please, help.
    We've said what the phrase means. If you want to know its precise function in the sentence you gave, we need to know more - when, where, what the occasion was...

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