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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Sparingly

SPA'RINGLY, adverb

1. Not abundantly.

2. Frugally; parsimoniously; not lavishly. High titles of honor were in the king's minority sparingly granted, because dignity then waited on desert. Commend but sparingly whom thou dost love.

3. Abstinently; moderately. Christians are obliged to taste even the innocent pleasures of life but sparingly

4. Seldom; not frequently. The morality of a grave sentence, affected by Lucan, is more sparingly used by Virgil.

5. Cautiously; tenderly.