He resided in Santa Barbara, Calif., with his golden retriever dogs and surfed in his spare time.
By the time she was a leggy teen, Frosted was spending every spare moment at "the flickers."
There were kids and pigs and goats and vegetables growing on every spare patch of land.
In war, there is little parents can do to spare their children from horror and Løkkeberg wanted to capture that.
Her one-year-old son was in the house, but was not in the spare room where Peaches was found dead.
She was provisioned with all the food they could spare for the six who were to go.
I do not wonder that Mr Hill had so little attention to spare for us.
He was a tall, spare man, and he preached in a long linen "duster."
And Edward is fond of me too: I know he is; but they live for each other, and could spare every one else.
Judge Emery rose and buttoned his coat about his spare figure.
Old English sparian "to refrain from harming, to allow to go free," from the source of Old English spær "sparing, frugal," from Proto-Germanic *sparaz (cf. Old Frisian sparia, Old Norse spara, Old High German sparon "to spare"). Meaning "to dispense from one's own stock" is recorded from early 13c. Related: Spared; sparing.
"kept in reserve, not used," late 14c., from spare (v.). Old English had spær "spare, frugal." In reference to time, from mid-15c.; sense of "flimsy, thin" is recorded from 1540s. Spare part is attested from 1888.
"extra thing or part," 1640s, from spare (v.). Middle English noun sense was "mercy, leniency" (early 14c.). Bowling sense of "a knocking down of all pins in two bowls" is attested from 1849, American English.