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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONCERN

The devotion to and concern for our institutions are deep and sincere.

She looked with concern and anger upon me—No compliance, I find!

Austin rose and bent over Katherine's chair in some concern.

America, at its best, matches a commitment to principle with a concern for civility.

But should it not, and should it fall into their hands, it would not concern me but for your sake.

Not grief, not anger, not concern, not fear of anything on earth; but—Joy!

What concern was it of mine how my photographs had been obtained?

My heart had been torn by all manner of anxieties and concern.

And ought he to have no concern for his sister's honour, and the family's honour.

It won't matter to me—girls never did concern me much, one way or the other.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "perceive, distinguish," also "refer to, relate to," from Middle French concerner, from Medieval Latin concernere "concern, touch, belong to," figurative use of Late Latin concernere "to sift, mix, as in a sieve," from Latin com- "with" (see com-) + cernere "to sift," hence "perceive, comprehend" (see crisis). Apparently the sense of the prefix shifted to intensive in Medieval Latin. Meaning "worry" is 17c. Related: Concerned; concerning. Letter opening to whom it may concern attested by 1740.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.