Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] SPARE NP (FROM NP3)
I hit the deer; I spared the idiot driver.
XSL style sheets spared the developers the tedious task of writing HTML.
Apparently, God spared the Russians from death.
Four soldiers were spared the death penalty.
Children could be spared the pain of the doctor's needle.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
He sent every cent he could possibly spare.
Mary convinced us to eat some of her food, even though she couldn't
Sir, I wonder whether you could kindly spare a few minutes?
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
On the verge of bankruptcy, US airlines tries to spare on
Try to spare the tomatoes, they're the last of the season.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4