Days ago, Yingluck told the nation the central city would be spared serious flooding.
She had been preparing to head for class when she got word of the killings, and this time she was spared the sound of gunfire.
I wonder, even today, had Tio looked at Gus once would Gus have spared him.
His grandmother, at least, was spared ever knowing where her distinguished lineage would lead.
We are spared, thankfully, the standard liberal talisman of his saunter across the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln.
All these trials he has been spared; he has collected with kid gloves.
It was only because she felt that no individual could well be spared from the party that she mounted at all.
Only those were spared that flew northward into "Splatchett's."
He had spared no labor to have it right—nothing had been just “good enough.”
Vera, who had a grain of pity in her, hoped that Urquhart had been spared; but whether he was or not she never knew.
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.