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I do not care very much how you censor or select the reading and talking and thinking of the schoolboy or schoolgirl.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
And this summer it seemed to her that she never would be able to take proper care of her nestful of children.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Polavieja, as everybody knew, was the chosen executive of the friars, whose only care was to secure their own position.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Thus was the man left entirely to the devil, not even his life being reserved, as in the case of Job.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
He desired his secretary to go to the devil, but, thinking better of it, he recalled him as he reached the door.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
On this account, great care should be taken to provide well-drained positions.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
You never cared—you were too proud to care; and when I spoke to you about my fault, you did n't even know what I meant.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
He really seems to care almost nothing for his piano-playing or for his piano compositions.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Bernard was uncomfortable enough not to care to be mocked; but he felt even more sorry that Gordon should be.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
He shall give his mind to turn up furrows, and his care is to give the kine fodder.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEVIL-MAY-CARE

  • abandoned
  • chic
  • dashing
  • debauched
  • depraved
  • devil-may-care
  • dissipated
  • dissolute
  • fashionable
  • fast
  • flashy
  • gay
  • jaunty
  • lecherous
  • licentious
  • loose
  • natty
  • prodigal
  • profligate
  • raffish
  • saucy
  • sinful
  • smart
  • sporty
  • wanton
  • wild
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