spare a thought for

idiom

: to think about
You should spare a thought for those who are less fortunate than you.

Examples of spare a thought for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But spare a thought for Father Sexton, a mouse of the cloth. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 12 June 2024 Could the Biden Administration spare a thought for leadership at the Federal Aviation Administration? The Editorial Board, WSJ, 22 Aug. 2023 First: spare a thought for who is likely not the author. Paul Collins, The New Yorker, 28 Nov. 2020 If four Champions League titles in seven years cannot be defined as succeeding, then spare a thought for every other player that arrives at the club. Matias Grez, CNN, 19 Sep. 2020 And spare a thought for the folks who actually pay attention to this—most especially the poor retail saps who may have lost at least $1 billion from their accounts at FTX. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, 15 Dec. 2022 This year, spare a thought for the Native people before tucking in to your turkey, and remember where the history of Thanksgiving really came from. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 19 Sep. 2022 Though this is a boon for currency design specialists, spare a thought for all who need to swiftly identify the smattering of bills now in circulation. Federico Perelmuter, The New Republic, 21 June 2022 Just be sure, when applauding, to spare a thought for John Severance. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 15 Apr. 2022

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“Spare a thought for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spare%20a%20thought%20for. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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