References in classic literature ?
Between my janitor-work, my studies, and innocent amusements such as chess, I hadn't a moment to spare.
He explained that our lives bad been spared because at the last moment Tu-al-sa had returned to Phutra, and seeing me in the arena had prevailed upon the queen to spare my life.
There is no time to spare, Tom," said Maggie, as soon as Bob left the room.
The chief is going to spare you five minutes at once.