spare (one) (something)

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spare (one) (something)

To not force one to listen to or engage in something, especially that which is tedious, dull, or unpleasant. I can see that you understand what you did wrong, so I'll spare you a lecture about it. Spare us the lurid details, James.
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spare someone something

to exempt someone from having to listen to or experience something. I'll spare you the details and get to the point. Please, spare me the story and tell me what you want.
References in classic literature ?
On seeing this, his Dogs took counsel together, and said, "It is time for us to be off, for if the master spare not his oxen, who work for his gain, how can we expect him to spare us?'
Look this day in mercy and blessing on Thy humble people, and graciously hear us, spare us, and have mercy upon us!
If she loved me, it might make her love me less; better to trust to God to spare us both.
"I suppose I should, but yet from purely selfish motives I am almost prompted to `keep a still tongue in my 'ead.' Whatever they do now they will spare us in recognition of my stand for this fellow Black Michael, but should they find that I had betrayed them there would be no mercy shown us, Alice."
"Spare us your elegiac tones," said the Parrot giggling.
And even,' he added in an altered voice, 'even if what I dread to name has come to pass--even if that be so, or is to be (which Heaven forbid and spare us!)--still, dear brother, we are not apart, and have that comfort in our great affliction.'
'Oh, spare us both the infliction, and I will exonerate you from the duty.
"I hire a country-boat and go down river from Thursday to Sunday, and the amiable Dormer goes with me - if you can spare us both."
'Let us hope that the man who can talk so well of love in general will find some particular reason to spare us this time,' I said.
Nature will not spare us the smallest leaf of laurel.
Who'll spare us the but condemn us to blic will get a tween him and he death penalty, hard labour.
Note to the House Speaker: Spare us your endlessly vacuous rhetoric bent upon fabricated collusion/obstruction and display an ounce of political courage.
So, please spare us the self-righteous and self-congratulatory statements deeply engraved in the American psyche called American exceptionalism.
He condemned actions against journalists in interior Sindh and said, 'the Sindh Government if not sparing Journalist, then how can it spare us'.