spare time


: the time when one is not working : free time
He likes to ski in his spare time.

Examples of spare time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, prioritizing elements found in blue zones requires spare time, energy, and money—things the average (tired) person does not have. TIME, 13 Feb. 2024 In their spare time, the commission may want to investigate how to balance this year’s K-12 Howard school budget without increasing class size. Baltimore Sun Editorial Board, Baltimore Sun, 7 Feb. 2024 Photographer and Mike’s Camera associate, Kayla Keys, says that people are finding old film to process as a result of organizing their homes in their spare time. Vanessa Labi, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 Other things have changed since then too, with Honnold becoming a father, to a baby who mercifully has no idea at this point how dad spends his spare time. Brian Lowry, CNN, 3 Feb. 2024 In his spare time, Howell enjoyed woodworking, building cedar log furniture, working on his family hobby farm and spending time outdoors with his family, his biography said. Don Sweeney, Miami Herald, 29 Jan. 2024 In her spare time, Hanley can be found dancing in her kitchen, hosting charcuterie and craft nights and working on a never-ending list of home improvement projects. Molly Guthrey, Twin Cities, 21 Jan. 2024 In her limited spare time, the doctor visits schools to encourage girls to take jobs in medicine themselves. Sophie Neiman, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Jan. 2024 Mike Schaller Temple City :: Hey, who knows, maybe for another $500 million Shohei Ohtani might be able to find some spare time to kick field goals and PATs for the Rams. Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Spare time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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