from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a sparing manner; with frugality, moderation, scantiness, reserve, forbearance, or the like; sparsely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a. sparing manner; with frugality, moderation, scantiness, reserve, forbearance, or the like; sparsely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. to a meager degree or in a meager manner
If only our cities and I use the term sparingly to describe Olympia acted like that.
It's always interesting to see a new film that's being tossed around with the "film noir" label, especially now that they're all shot in color, but this is two years in a row that Sundance has used the term sparingly, saving the title for only the highest quality films
Admittedly I use the term sparingly, because I’m skeptical of most efforts to distinguish between the effects of nature and nurture.
But I still love it, and although I eat only eat in sparingly now, the craving does come up every so often for those crispy chunks of chicken, covered in spicy, sweet, gooey sauce.
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Although "cure" is in the name of the foundation Devinsky founded, he uses the term sparingly, especially around patients; just hearing it can encourage them to stop taking their medications, and after a while they show up back in his office with new seizures.
So, she used her coins sparingly as she traveled back toward Renoux's mansion, instead Pushing and Pulling off of buildings and discarded bits of metal.
Are the, using the word sparingly, publishers, so awfully dense they don't get that hassling the reader IS a problem?
Keller added, “We expect to use the phrase sparingly and carefully, not to the exclusion of other formulations, not for dramatic effect.”
I'm saving the worst for last -- this reply from deputy foreign editor Ethan Bronner: we don't generally designate groups as terrorist. we use the word sparingly because it is loaded and because hamas, like hezbollah, does many things, including run clinics and schools (and now towns like qalqilya) as well as carry out terrorist attacks. if hamas were devoted to nothing other than terror, that might be a different thing.
Welcome (and I use the word sparingly) to the world of colour management.