adverb see sparing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sparingly — (adv.) mid 15c., from prp. of SPARE (Cf. spare) (v.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sparingly — adv. Sparingly is used with these verbs: ↑apply, ↑eat, ↑use …   Collocations dictionary

  • sparingly — spar|ing|ly [ˈspeərıŋli US ˈsper ] adv using or doing only a little of something ▪ Use the spices sparingly . >sparing adj ▪ We must be sparing with our resources …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sparingly — spar|ing|ly [ sperıŋli ] adverb in small quantities: Use the leaves sparingly in salads …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sparingly — UK [ˈspeərɪŋlɪ] / US [ˈsperɪŋlɪ] adverb in small quantities Use the leaves sparingly in salads …   English dictionary

  • sparingly —    Au a, kīhau; muni (rare).    ♦ To eat sparingly, ai pākiko, ho okāwala …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • sparingly — sparing ► ADJECTIVE ▪ moderate; economical. DERIVATIVES sparingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • sparingly adv — One of the tires just blew out, Tom said sparingly …   English expressions

  • Sparingly — Sparing Spar ing, a. Spare; saving; frugal; merciful. Bacon. [1913 Webster] {Spar ing*ly}, adv. {Spar ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sparingly — See sparing. * * * …   Universalium

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