By the time she was a leggy teen, Frosted was spending every spare moment at "the flickers."
In war, there is little parents can do to spare their children from horror and Løkkeberg wanted to capture that.
In his most outrageous opinion yet, Antonin Scalia refused to spare potentially innocent inmates on death row.
So, on January 20, I urge my fellow citizen to spare a thought for the lonely K Street crowd.
If you live near Cambridge and can spare the time, come to my lunch!
She was provisioned with all the food they could spare for the six who were to go.
spare me not, therefore, my dear friend, whenever you think me in the least faulty.
He was a tall, spare man, and he preached in a long linen "duster."
For her part, she was busy and could not spare time to gossip.
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.