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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CARE

I remembered the helpless kid that Paralus confided to my care.

"But you went to Athens, and took no care for your country," rejoined the prince.

Being under his care, it was his duty to keep it in good condition.

Your brother was foolish enough to leave his boat in Rushton's care.

What did he care then for Halbert Davis and his petty malice!

The boys will care for this raree-show more than thou or I, Tib!

I do not care whether Lord Morley made this statement or did not make it.

I do not care so very much about her, but she has dear little girls.

Fish called on Knife and told him that he did not care for money.

He gave me some impertinent advice, and, because I did not care to take it, he struck me.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English caru, cearu "sorrow, anxiety, grief," also "burdens of mind; serious mental attention," from Proto-Germanic *karo (cf. Old Saxon kara "sorrow;" Old High German chara "wail, lament;" Gothic kara "sorrow, trouble, care;" German Karfreitag "Good Friday"), from PIE root *gar- "cry out, call, scream" (cf. Irish gairm "shout, cry, call;" see garrulous).

Different sense evolution in related Dutch karig "scanty, frugal," German karg "stingy, scanty." The sense development in English is from "cry" to "lamentation" to "grief." Meaning "charge, oversight, protection" is attested c.1400, the sense in care of in addressing. To take care of "take in hand, do" is from 1580s.

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