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1. Unmerciful; severe: an unsparing superior officer; unsparing criticism.
2. Generous or unstinting: unsparing in his efforts to find a solution.

un·spar′ing·ly adv.
un·spar′ing·ness n.
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With completeness in context and unsparingness in form, Kirsch articulates the tangible geopolitical spirit conveyed by these writers, which is ultimately what makes them global.