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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of spar.

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Examples

  • A down-on-his-luck billionaire and a banking giant with a soiled name sparred Wednesday in bankruptcy court, each blaming the other for fleecing the ritzy Yellowstone Club of nearly

    ABC News: ABCNews

  • - A down-on-his-luck billionaire and a banking giant with a soiled name sparred Wednesday in bankruptcy court, each blaming the other for fleecing the ritzy Yellowstone Club of nearly

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  • That, of course, would not bode well for Fenty, who has "sparred" with gay activists on several issues.

    DeMorning DeBonis: June 14, 2010

  • A huge negro woman hanging on a side-gate on Clay Street was shouting in a piping voice about Jasper and the sun, and telling to several dumb listeners that "she wuz gwine ter be dar ef de Lord 'sparred' her an 'it wuz de las' thing she done on de yerth."

    John Jasper: The Unmatched Negro Philosopher and Preacher

  • There was something about the way they "sparred" with each other that made it very, very romantic.

    Refine Me

  • They met again in June of that year and "sparred" together at a benefit in San Francisco.

    Main Features

  • Clayton and Craig sparred at subsequent Model Cities meetings.

    Burial for a King

  • Within the administration, military, Central Intelligence Agency and State Department officials have sparred over the scope of drone campaigns, which have expanded from Pakistan to Yemen and Somalia.

    U.S. Pursues Sale of Armed Drones

  • Dicker previously sparred with Paladino over the gubernatorial candidate's unsubstantiated claims that his opponent, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, had cheated on his now ex-wife.

    Carl Paladino Misled Voters About Military Record

  • The case became somewhat heated earlier Monday as a prosecutor and Mr. Jarrell sparred over what information was publicly available when Mr. Rajaratnam allegedly received illegal tips.

    Founder Stays Mum as Defense Rests

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