spare


spare
01. In my [spare] time, I usually like to play squash with a friend.
02. Could you [spare] a few minutes to help me move my couch?
03. I lost my glasses, but luckily I have a [spare] pair.
04. You can stay the night if you want to. We have a [spare] bedroom downstairs.
05. The hikers thought it would take them at least five days to walk the trail, but they got to the end with a day and a half to [spare].
06. The boss is pretty busy, so he can only [spare] a few minutes to talk to you today.
07. I hope you've got a [spare] tire for your car because you've got a flat.
08. Speaking about Antarctica, Jacques Cousteau said, "May this continent, the last explored by humankind, be the first one to be [spared] by humankind."
09. There are a lot of people on the streets asking for [spare] change these days.
10. There is a Chinese proverb which suggests that he who does not know what to do in his [spare] time is not a businessman.
11. Excuse me, could you [spare] a bit of change for a cup of coffee?
12. In 1572, when 10,000 French Protestants were massacred on the orders of King Charles IX, a doctor named Ambroise Paré was [spared] because of his reputation as a great surgeon.
13. For most of its history, Trinidad and Tobago have been [spared] the racial violence that other countries in the region have suffered.
14. I bought some [spare] parts for my bicycle at a garage sale.
15. Sophie has two classes this morning, but then she has a [spare], so she can do her homework then.

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  • SPARE — SPARE …   Википедия

  • Spare — Spare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sparing}.] [AS. sparian, fr. sp[ae]r spare, sparing, saving; akin to D. & G. sparen, OHG. spar?n, Icel. & Sw. spara, Dan. spare See {Spare}, a.] 1. To use frugally or stintingly, as that which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spare — Spare, a. [Compar. {Sparer}; superl. {Sparest}; not used in all the senses of the word.] [AS. sp[ae]r sparing. Cf. {Spare}, v. t. ] 1. Scanty; not abundant or plentiful; as, a spare diet. [1913 Webster] 2. Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; chary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spare — [sper] vt. spared, sparing [ME sparien < OE sparian, akin to spær, thrifty, Ger sparen, to save: see SPACE] 1. to treat with mercy or leniency; refrain from killing, injuring, troubling, or distressing; save 2. to save or free a person from… …   English World dictionary

  • Spare — Spare, n. 1. The act of sparing; moderation; restraint. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Killing for sacrifice, without any spare. Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. Parsimony; frugal use. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] Poured out their plenty without spite or spare …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spare — ► ADJECTIVE 1) additional to what is required for ordinary use. 2) not currently in use or occupied. 3) with no excess fat; thin. 4) elegantly simple. ► NOUN ▪ an item kept in case another item of the same type is lost, broken, or worn out. ►… …   English terms dictionary

  • Spāre — (Spāre,Латвия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Dumbri, Ģibuļu pagasts, Talsu novads, Spāre, LV 3298 …   Каталог отелей

  • spare — spare·able; spare; spare·less; spare·ly; spare·ness; spare·ribs; …   English syllables

  • Spare — Spare, v. i. 1. To be frugal; not to be profuse; to live frugally; to be parsimonious. [1913 Webster] I, who at some times spend, at others spare, Divided between carelessness and care. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To refrain from inflicting harm; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spare — [adj1] extra, reserve additional, backup, de trop, emergency, free, in excess, in reserve, in store, lagniappe, leftover, more than enough*, odd, option, over, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, unoccupied, unused, unwanted;… …   New thesaurus

  • Spare — may refer to:*Spare (bowling) *Austin Osman Spare …   Wikipedia