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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Within the range of hpe; proper to be hoped for.
  • n. See sperable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being hoped for; affording grounds of hope.
  • n. An obsolete form of sparable.

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  • things hoped for that cannot be spared

    January 20, 2009