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You had thought it of such bigness—its concerns of a sublime tragicness?

It concerns myself, and will therefore be as brief as possible.

What at present most concerns me, is, the peace of my mother's mind!

They had small place in his concerns as an official of police.

It concerns that interview in which I was quoted as saying things about gray-eyed girls.

And that brings me near to the stage of this business which concerns you and me.

It concerns not me to know them: but the world, even the impartial part of it, accuses him.

But these were events of a time later than that which concerns our tale.

But I'll not go into that, because it concerns myself alone.

I have a piece of intelligence to give you, which concerns you much to know.

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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