from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not spared; not saved for future use; not treated with mildness; not saved from destruction, ruin, death, or the like. Indispensable; not to be spared.

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  • adjective Not spared.


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  • Her soul was no longer her own; it had been captured during the struggle by all those silent, defenseless, unspared bodies.

    MALINCHE Laura Esquivel 2007

  • It ended "-- Ann was trembling uncontrollably --" it ended with the rod being unspared.

    The Visioning Susan Glaspell 1915

  • Thus, Penrod woke, next morning, with neither the unspared rod, nor Mr. Kinosling in his mind.

    Penrod 1914

  • Thus, Penrod woke, next morning, with neither the unspared rod, nor Mr. Kinosling in his mind.

    Penrod Booth Tarkington 1907

  • Cornelia knew later, when she was older and had thought more, that the queen had instantly caught the defiant mood of her guest, and thereupon left nothing unspared to conciliate it.

    A Friend of Caesar A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic. Time, 50-47 B.C. William Stearns Davis 1903

  • "Spare the rod and spoil the child" remains in belief, unmodified by the millions of children spoiled by the unspared rod.

    The Man-Made World; or, Our Androcentric Culture Charlotte Perkins Gilman 1897

  • Mo had become herself again; her people assured that an era of liberty and prosperity had recommenced, her ruler leaving no effort unspared to act in the best interests of his beloved nation.

    The Great White Queen A Tale of Treasure and Treason William Le Queux 1895

  • He had left no effort unspared to build up a great coalition against the French king.

    The History of England From the Accession of Henry III. to the Death of Edward III. (1216-1377) Reginald Lane Poole 1892

  • The heavy hoop concealed much of the grace of figure which was her portion, but the poise of the upper body, free from the seat-back and erect with youthful strength as yet unspared, showed easily that here, too, was but an indifferent subject for Sadler's.

    The Mississippi Bubble Emerson Hough 1890

  • No hard fact remained unrecorded, no subtle act unveiled, no hint of her bright future unspared to deepen the gloom of his.

    Pauline's Passion and Punishment Louisa May Alcott 1860


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