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Origin of sparring partner
Words nearby sparring partner
Example sentences from the Web for sparring partner
Be a sparring partner for someone who is unsure of their assumptions and audits.
That man was Xavier Cortada, a gay man who wrote of his frustration that he and his partner of eight years were unable to marry.
Social media forces us to not only be vulnerable for our partner but for the whole world.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His regular partner was late that day, and Police Officer Wenjian Liu volunteered to fill in.
First, the ghost of his departed partner, Jacob Marley, comes calling, his face emerging from the doorknob.
Johnson dashed into the base and called to his partner, 23-year-old Tantania Alexander.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Peter Elmsly, a partner of the celebrated Paul Valliant, and himself an importer of books and no mean critic and linguist, died.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Some of them, more imaginative, declared that Mrs. Charmington was even a sleeping partner in the saponaceous firm.
But the '34 port was so good that he revoked twice, to the indignation and despair of his unhappy brother and partner.
Mr Cutbill, the managing partner of the London house, received him with profound respect and pleasure.
He could have struck his friend and partner to the earth, and trod him there to death, as he confronted and upbraided him.
British Dictionary definitions for sparring partner
Idioms and Phrases with sparring partner
An individual with whom one enjoys arguing, as in Jim's my best sparring partner. This expression alludes to boxing, where since about 1900 it has denoted the person one practices or trains with. [Mid-1900s] Also see spar with.