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synonyms for sparred

  • argue
  • bicker
  • contend
  • quarrel
  • wrangle
  • contest
  • dispute

antonyms for sparred

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  • agree
  • give in
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How to use sparred in a sentence

I have a room now, a part of the twelve-foot verandah sparred in, at the most inaccessible end of the house.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
A long-sparred vessel could be seen, relieved against the black bank of clouds, that were crowding down the horizon.
THE PORTLAND SKETCH BOOKVARIOUS
You must consider what has been said by Mr. Beresford-Hope on this subject; he and I have sparred about this matter before now.
EDWARD HOARE, M.A.EDWARD HOARE
It was a big ship—heavily sparred—and it was riding along with all sail set over a sea like corrugated iron.
THE VIKING BLOODFREDERICK WILLIAM WALLACE
It always made me think of the deep blue sea, of old tars, and tall-sparred, white-sailed brigs.
TALES OF FISHESZANE GREY
Their glances lingered, sparred and lingered again, and each knew that this was a notable meeting.
THE WITNESSGRACE LIVINGSTON HILL LUTZ
He was more careful this time, however, and for two or three minutes they sparred, neither being able to strike a decisive blow.
THE GOLDEN BOYS AND THEIR NEW ELECTRIC CELLL. P. WYMAN
Under-sparred, un′dėr-sprd, adj. not having enough spars—of a ship.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 4 OF 4: S-Z AND SUPPLEMENTS)VARIOUS
He stood somewhat carelessly at first, but as they sparred for an opening he became more careful, and presently hit out sharply.
COLONEL THORNDYKE'S SECRETG. A. HENTY
Mark had sparred with several of them, and, being open handed and friendly, was generally liked.
COLONEL THORNDYKE'S SECRETG. A. HENTY
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