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parcō pepercī or (old and late) parsī, parsus, ere

SPAR-, to act sparingly, be sparing, spare, refrain from, use moderately : paulo longius tolerari posse parcendo, Cs.: non parcam operae: nec labori, nec periculo parsurum, L.: ne cui rei parcat ad ea efficienda, N.: talenta Gnatis parce tuis, reserve for your children , V.—Fig., to spare, preserve by sparing, treat with forbearance, use carefully, not injure : tibi parce, T.: omnibus: non mulieribus, non infantibus pepercerunt, Cs.: Capuae, L.: Parcere subiectis, et debellare superbos, show mercy , V.: eius auribus, i. e. avoid a disagreeable topic : qui mihi non censeret parci oportere. — To abstain, refrain, forbear, leave off, desist, stop, cease, let alone, omit : Parcite iam, V.: auxilio, refuse : lamentis, L.: bello, abstain from , V.: parce metu (dat.), cease from , V.: nec divom parcimus ulli, i. e. shrink from facing , V.: hancine ego vitam parsi perdere, T.: parce fidem ac iura societatis iactare, L.: ne parce dare, H.: Parce temerarius esse, O.: precantes, ut a caedibus parceretur, refrain from , L.—With abl gerund. : ne hic quidem contumeliis in eos dicendis parcitis, L.

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