time that is free from the demands of work or other obligations; free time:To supplement his income from farming, Mike began making mechanical chicken pluckers in his spare time.In her spare time, my aunt does a lot of community volunteer work.
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How to use spare time in a sentence
If the idea of a religious vigilante ambushing sex workers in his spare time sets off alarm bells, it probably should.To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show | Samantha Allen | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Doyle said he worked for months, in his spare time, on the article at the center of the controversy.Fired From Los Alamos for Pushing Obama's Nuclear Agenda | Center for Public Integrity | July 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Resolve to do more weird picture puzzles in your spare time.
And in their spare time, those cowpunchers, ranchers, and old rodeo riders will use their experiences as grist for cowboy poetry.After 30 Years of Growth, the Cowboy Poetry Festival Tries to Keep Its Pioneer Spirit | John L. Smith | February 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He resided in Santa Barbara, Calif., with his golden retriever dogs and surfed in his spare time.Actor Paul Walker, Star of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Films, Dies In Car Crash | Marlow Stern | December 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Safety lies in pursuing my increasing practice, and devoting all my spare time to—well, to my real profession.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
The whole of his spare time is spent with Mademoiselle Louise, the danseuse at the Empire.The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
We were there a week, part of my spare time being employed in helping a Confederate company officer make out a correct pay-roll.
The women and children in farm-houses and cottages spent their spare time in spinning.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
The modern young housewife has a superabundance of spare time.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4) | W. Grant Hague