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    Post spare someone with?

    I know that one of the meanings of "spare" is "refrain from inflicting smth on smn". So can I say, for example, "spare the audience with boring speech"? Is "with" is the right word here, or should it be "from"? Is it a correct sentence in general?

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    Re: spare someone with?

    "Spare from" would be proper and in your example it should read, "spare the audience from a boring speech"

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