He spared neither men, money, nor himself in attempting to carry out his gigantic scheme for the colonization of the south Russian steppes; but he never calculated the cost, and more than three-quarters of the design had to be abandoned when but half finished.
He had, however, been informed that no large bodies of fresh troops could be spared for the Dardanelles theatre of war.
A story is told that Cromwell spared the town from bombardment owing to the wit of a woman who drank his health at the town-gate.
He may more fairly be blamed for not having arranged the extracts in each title of the Digest according to some rational principle; for this would have been easy, and would have spared much trouble to students and practitioners ever since.
Well, at least she was spared the embarrassment of telling him she still hadn't figured out what God was trying to tell her.
Feeling like 20 kinds of pervert for doing it, he hoped to at least be spared undressing her further.
Sir William Drury in Munster hanged four hundred persons in one year, Sir Nicholas Malby in reducing the Connaught Burkes spared neither young nor old, and burned all corn and houses.
I thought you'd be happy I spared him instead of burying him with the others.
With enormous toil the king drove out a mole from the mainland to the island and thus brought up his engines; ships from the other Phoenician towns and from Cyprus lent him their aid, and the town at length was forced in July 332; 8000 Tyrians were slain, 30,000 sold as slaves, and only a few notables, the king Azemilkos, and the festal envoys from Carthage who had taken refuge in the sanctuary of Melkarth, were spared (Diod.
The girl had spared no effort to ingratiate herself, not only with the empress, but with the grand-duke and the Russian people.