# Indent in 'enumerate' after the '\item[·]'

I'm trying to have a list as

  This is important because
\begin{enumerate}
\end{enumerate}


But all the packages that I have seen manages the indent space before the item, and I'm looking for an indent after the item. I could use '\quad' but it doesn't work if the text has more than one line. If someone could say me what is the package or code that I need I would be very grateful. I will appreciate any help or advice. Thanks.

• you don't need any package (but you could use enumitem or even enumerate packages, just define the label to be \alph{enumi})\quad – David Carlisle Aug 31 '17 at 23:47

I suppose this is more or less what you want? I played with \labelsep and leftmargin via enumitem:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[showframe]{geometry}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{ebgaramond}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}

\begin{enumerate}[label = \alph*), wide, labelsep = 1em, leftmargin =*]
\item She very imprudently married the Barber: and
\item there were present the Picninnies, and
\item the Joblillies, and the Garyulies, and the great Panjandrum himself, with the little round button at top.
\end{enumerate}

\end{document}


• Thanks Bernard!! (I think is not work if someone use '\\' in the sentence, Is it?). – hllspwn Oct 11 '17 at 21:39
• @hllspwn: Which sentence? – Bernard Oct 11 '17 at 21:51