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Synonyms for sparingly

to a meager degree or in a meager manner

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And now, to support my spirits, which indeed wanted it very much, I went to my little store, and took a small sup of rum; which, however, I did then and always very sparingly, knowing I could have no more when that was gone.
In this world you must give sparingly. The only things you may deal out without counting, in this life of ours which is but a little fight and a little love, is blows to your enemy and kisses to a woman.
Even mentally weakened as he was the ape-man was still master of his appetite and so he ate but sparingly, saving the rest, and then, feeling that he now could do so safely, he turned upon his side and slept.
The plain round the outskirts of Callao is sparingly covered with a coarse grass, and in some parts there are a few stagnant, though very small, pools of water.
It was plainly parted under a spotless lace cap, sparingly ornamented with mourning ribbons.
It is a kind of sea-weed, rich in nicotine, with which the sea provides me, but somewhat sparingly."
Our clothes were mended, turned, and darned to the utmost verge of decency; our food, always plain, was now simplified to an unprecedented degree--except my father's favourite dishes; our coals and candles were painfully economized--the pair of candles reduced to one, and that most sparingly used; the coals carefully husbanded in the half-empty grate: especially when my father was out on his parish duties, or confined to bed through illness--then we sat with our feet on the fender, scraping the perishing embers together from time to time, and occasionally adding a slight scattering of the dust and fragments of coal, just to keep them alive.
Jurgen Klopp is set to use Van den Berg sparingly in the hope that he can learn from the stars already at the club and transform into the next Virgil van Dijk.
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Mowi denied any wrongdoing and said it used medications sparingly.
The Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) advised the consumers to use water sparingly because the agency's water filtration plants were without electricity due to the power outages.
He urged residents to use the water sparingly to avoid wastage.
Senator Sherry Rehman termed Khosa's words that 'Suo motu powers of the court shall be exercised sparingly' to be an expression of his intent.