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Definition for sparing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), spared, spar·ing.
verb (used without object), spared, spar·ing.
adjective, spar·er, spar·est.
- the knocking down of all the pins with two bowls.
- a score so made.Compare strike(def 69).
Origin of spare
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Example sentences from the Web for sparing
In addition to sparing their lives, Kruger offered the prisoners better food and other privileges for their hard work.
His body had caught the impact, sparing the lives of two of his friends.“Bring Our Boys Home!” Say the Wives of Ukraine’s Soldiers|Anna Nemtsova|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As he rode away, the redheaded wildling filled her lover with three arrows, sparing his life.Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie on Ygritte and Jon Snow’s Reunion at the Battle of Castle Black|Marlow Stern|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A commotion has erupted in one of the dressing rooms, sparing me more reminiscences from Tyrone.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He drank less for a while, was sparing with drugs, and sang gospel songs to the crowds who greeted his return.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The chief was desirous also of sparing the feelings of the parents of the boy, whom he liked.The Campers Out|Edward S. Ellis
Accordingly he is not sparing of invective against those who so disparage his race.
I told her my tale, as I have told it you, sparing none of the details.Curious, if True|Elizabeth Gaskell
When her day was thus spent, she went late to supper, which was ever sparing, and very moderate.The Town|Leigh Hunt
But you will prove that you are in earnest by sparing those men.The Long Patrol|H. A. Cody
British Dictionary definitions for sparing (1 of 2)
Derived forms of sparingsparingly, adverbsparingness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for sparing (2 of 2)
- the act of knocking down all the pins with the two bowls of a single frame
- the score thus madeCompare strike (def. 40)
Derived forms of sparesparely, adverbspareness, nounsparer, noun
Word Origin for spare
Idioms and Phrases with sparing
In addition to the idioms beginning with spare
- spare the rod and spoil the child
- spare tire
- to spare