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verb as in do or manage without

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The problem doesn’t spare any of the major platforms and also exists on TripAdvisor and Yelp, although they apparently do a better job of cleaning up fake reviews.

Find a quiet space to record — whether it’s a closet or a spare bedroom — in order to improve the audio quality.

One camp is convinced that the no-expense-spared fight against Covid-19 has put developed economies on course for rising prices on a scale they haven’t seen in decades.

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It could also be that lower-income households have less spare time to spend wrangling for a refund.

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So in his spare time, he worked for John Shaw Billings, head of the census office’s Division of Vital Statistics.

If the idea of a religious vigilante ambushing sex workers in his spare time sets off alarm bells, it probably should.

The group encompasses Byrne's art-rock solitariness and the dissociation effects in the spare—somewhat Godardian—staging.

We met on the third floor of a shabby building in Asadabad in an impossibly spare room that we dragged cushions into.

No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us.

He chose a corner spare room with good ventilation, and put aside a spare set of sheets and silverware, just in case.

There seems something in that also which I could spare only very reluctantly from a new Bible in the world.

He threw himself on his knees, begging us, in the name of God and all the saints, to spare his life.

Harry took his bed into the spare-room, and Black Sheep lay down to die.

You may rest assured that I will spare no time or attention to promote the performance of this engine.

I assure you that it is as I say—neither at the post-house nor at any of the inns I visited could I find me a spare horse.


On this page you'll find 212 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spare, such as: unoccupied, unused, backup, emergency, free, and lagniappe.

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