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Pamper   Listen
verb
Pamper  v. t.  (past & past part. pampered; pres. part. pampering)  
1.
To feed to the full; to feed luxuriously; to glut; as, to pamper the body or the appetite. "A body... pampered for corruption."
2.
To gratify inordinately; to indulge to excess; as, to pamper pride; to pamper the imagination.






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"Pamper" Quotes from Famous Books



... of a parent who was really virtuous, and a child who was truly innocent. To a man, the business of whose whole life was to procure for himself a heritage of unalloyed pleasure, whose sole occupation was to pamper that refined sensuality which the habits of a life had made the very material of his heart, by diffusing luxury and awakening smiles wherever he turned his steps, the mere mental disquietude attending the ill-success of his intrusion into Numerian's dwelling, was as painful in its influence, ...
— Antonina • Wilkie Collins

... dedications: his compliments are constrained and violent, heaped together without the grace of order, or the decency of introduction. He seems to have written his panegyrics for the perusal only of his patrons, and to imagine that he had no other task than to pamper them with praises, however gross, and that flattery would make its way to the heart, without the assistance of ...
— Lives of the Poets: Addison, Savage, and Swift • Samuel Johnson

... profusion that he must not share; To see ten thousand baneful arts combined To pamper ...
— Goldsmith - English Men of Letters Series • William Black

... eat, drink, sleep, dress, take his walk,—in short, pamper himself all that he can—be it the courtier basking in the sun, the drunken laborer, the commoner serving his belly, the woman absorbed in her toilettes, the profligate of low estate or high, or simply the ordinary pleasure-lover, a "good fellow," but too obedient ...
— The Simple Life • Charles Wagner

... to her—but that she thought it wrong and inconsistent in him to wish to spare the poor child's pride, which was unchristian enough already. 'Nay,' he said sadly, 'mortifications from without do little to tame pride; nor did I mean to bring her here that she should turn cook and confectioner to pamper the ...
— The Chaplet of Pearls • Charlotte M. Yonge



Words linked to "Pamper" :   mollycoddle, spoil, pamperer, cosset, handle, featherbed, coddle, pampering



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