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Search phrase: sparing

Plays

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.27Ay, to a niggardly host and more sparing guest.I, to a niggardly Host, and more sparing guest: 
Henry VIIIH8 I.iii.60Sparing would show a worse sin than ill doctrine.Sparing would shew a worse sinne, then ill Doctrine,
Richard IIIR3 III.vii.193I give a sparing limit to my tongue.I giue a sparing limit to my Tongue.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.218She hath; and in that sparing makes huge waste.She hath, and in that sparing make huge wast?

Poems

 2 result(s).
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The Rape of LucreceLuc.1687 For sparing justice feeds iniquity. "For sparing Iustice feeds iniquitie.
Venus and AdonisVen.1147 ‘ It shall be sparing, and too full of riot, It shall be sparing, and too full of ryot,

Glossary

 6 result(s).
niggardmiserly, parsimonious, sparing
scantmore chary, not so lavish, more sparing
sparingforbearing, considerate, moderating
sparingeconomy, thrift, saving
sparingniggardly, frugal, miserly
starvewithhold [from], diet, be sparing with

Thesaurus

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sparingniggard
sparing, bestarve
sparing, morescant
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