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 for Sparing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spare \Spare\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spared; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sparing.] [AS. sparian, fr. spaer 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 is scarce or
        valuable; to retain or keep unused; to save. "No cost
        would he spare." --Chaucer.
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              [Thou] thy Father's dreadful thunder didst not
              spare.                                --Milton.
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              He that hath knowledge, spareth his words. --Prov.
                                                    xvii. 27.
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     2. To keep to one's self; to forbear to impart or give.
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              Be pleased your plitics to spare.     --Dryden.
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              Spare my sight the pain
              Of seeing what a world of tears it costs you.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. To preserve from danger or punishment; to forbear to
        punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy to.
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              Spare us, good Lord.                  --Book of
                                                    Common Prayer.
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              Dim sadness did not spare
              That time celestial visages.          --Milton.
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              Man alone can whom he conquers spare. --Waller.
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     4. To save or gain, as by frugality; to reserve, as from some
        occupation, use, or duty.
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              All the time he could spare from the necessary cares
              of his weighty charge, he ?estowed on . . . serving
              of God.                               --Knolles.
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     5. To deprive one's self of, as by being frugal; to do
        without; to dispense with; to give up; to part with.
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              Where angry Jove did never spare
              One breath of kind and temperate air. --Roscommon.
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              I could have better spared a better man. --Shak.
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     To spare one's self.
        (a) To act with reserve. [Obs.]
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                  Her thought that a lady should her spare.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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        (b) To save one's self labor, punishment, or blame.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sparing \Spar"ing\, a.
     Spare; saving; frugal; merciful. --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster] -- Spar"ing*ly, adv. -- Spar"ing*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sparing
      adj 1: avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical
             shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing
             father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat
             and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty
             because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is
             used only informally" [syn: economical, frugal,
             scotch, sparing, stinting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  130 Moby Thesaurus words for "sparing":
     Lenten, Scotch, Spartan, absolution, abstemious, amnesty, ascetic,
     austere, benevolent, canny, careful, chary, cheap, cheeseparing,
     close, conciliatory, conserving, cooling, cooling down,
     cooling off, curtailment, cutback, dwarfed, dwarfish, economic,
     economical, economization, economizing, exculpation, excuse,
     exemption, exiguous, exoneration, forbearing, forehanded,
     forgiving, frugal, frugal to excess, generous, grace, immunity,
     impoverished, indemnity, jejune, kind, labor-saving, lean, limited,
     long-suffering, longanimous, low growth rate, magnanimous, meager,
     mean, measured, mingy, miserly, moderate, money-saving, narrow,
     niggardly, overfrugal, paltry, pardon, parsimonious, patient,
     penny-pinching, penny-wise, penny-wise and pound-foolish,
     penurious, placable, poor, provident, prudent, prudential, puny,
     redemption, reduction of expenses, reduction of spending,
     remission, remission of sin, reprieve, restrained, retrenchment,
     saving, scamping, scant, scanty, scraping, scrawny, scrimp,
     scrimping, scrimpy, shrift, skimp, skimping, skimpy, slender,
     slight, slim, slowdown, small, sober, spare, sparse, starvation,
     stingy, stinted, stinting, straitened, stunted, subsistence,
     temperate, thin, thrifty, tight, tight-fisted, tightfisted,
     time-saving, tolerant, too frugal, ungiving, unnourishing,
     unnutritious, unresentful, unrevengeful, unwasteful, wary, watered,
     watery
  
  

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