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Definition of "sparingness" []

  • The property of being sparing. (noun)

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Use "sparingness" in a sentence
  • "But his quiet manner of living and his sparingness in expenses and his disregard of appearance gave him, when he became emperor, an ill-name for meanness, being, in fact, his worn-out credit for regularity and moderation."
  • "It is not your sin — it is your self – satisfaction that crieth unto heaven; your very sparingness in sin crieth unto heaven!"
  • "Doubtless most of this abstemiousness is due to poverty, since all nationalities soon fall into our ways of eating when they come to these shores, but their sparingness is none the less a proof that much of what we eat is an unnecessary burden to our stomachs."
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