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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONCERNING

We are pure nothings, concerning which speculation is not worth the trouble.

Much has been said concerning the efficacy of the Water Fly as a lure.

Concerning Linda she could not resist a feeling of exultation.

"Good-morning," he said to the man who had instructed him concerning the Tube.

Naturally a great deal was told me concerning this festival from which they had just returned.

Nor could I explain to myself why I was concerning myself with his wound.

Why, dear, good Sir, am I to be made unhappy in a point so concerning my happiness?

He then questioned him concerning his forgiveness of the thieves.

Thus have I said all that I undertook to say concerning Divine law.

Kirsty had gone to the farmhouse, leaving me with injunctions to Turkey concerning me.

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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