Phrases with "care"

Elizabeth Gaskell Meanwhile, the nurses, exhausted by their watching, found the care of little Mary by day, quite enough. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Elizabeth Gaskell The Boucher children, left motherless orphans, claimed what of Margaret’s care she could bestow; and she went pretty often to see Mary Higgins, who had charge of them. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Anthony Trollope He had not been committed to Sir Thomas’s charge, as had Ralph, having been brought up under the care of the uncle whose heir Ralph was through the obligation of legal settlements. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Maria Edgeworth She then worked her way round to me, and twitching my elbow, drew me back, and whispered —“What made ye let ’em in? Take care but one’s a mad woman, and t’other a bad woman. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Henry Handel Richardson What I don’t let him savvy is, whether I care a twopenny damn for him. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Jonathan Swif I was with Lord Treasurer this morning, and hat17 care oo for zat? Oo dined with the Dean to-day. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Samuel Johnson We went upon a surface so hard and level, that we had little care to hold the bridle, and were therefore at full leisure for contemplation. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Jane Austen I do not ask you to go with me, for I dare say your mind is too full of the matter to care for company; and besides, you must long to tell your sister all about it. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

No one would care if this moment she vanished for ever. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I don’t care a damn for anything that happened before you stabbed that man’s fat neck in the aeroplane and I kissed you afterwards. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

George Gissing But I see that you don’t care much, and perhaps it is as well. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Henry James She repeated again and again that it was an immense pity about Nick, till he was obliged to say he didn’t care a straw for Nick and was perfectly content with the company he found. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Henry James I don’t care for anything so long as I only feel helpless and sore about you. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Lucy Maud Montgomery But when I’m up in school it’s all different and I care as much as ever. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I don’t care about a lot of things you say, Feather.” “Don’t be silly,” she retorted. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Doesn’t care for clothes or pretties or any of the things she should care about at her age. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Thomas More As soon as they declare war, they take care to have a great many schedules, that are sealed with their common seal, affixed in the most conspicuous places of their enemies’ country. Utopia by Thomas More

It is unnecessary to say that Federigo did not confine his care to this extremity of suffering, nor wait till the evil had reached its height, before exerting himself. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

G. K. Chesterton I don’t care for society much myself; but I’m often glad on a late night at the office to ring her up and hear she’s enjoying it. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Edgar Allan Poe The slightest exhibition of art is an evidence of care and human interest. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Bronislaw Malinowski There, according to a native expression, “the child comes from the man, the woman only takes care of it. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Willa Cather I really tried to care as you wanted me to, away back in the beginning. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

My novel lay with my rug and walking-stick on the sofa, and I did not care if the heroine and the hero were both drowned together in the water barrel that I saw in the inn-yard under my window. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Francis Bacon It cannot be spared, nor left behind, but it hindereth the march; yea, and the care of it, sometimes loseth or disturbeth the victory. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

He did not care to see people he knew, knowing that he would have to answer friendly inquiries about his wife. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

John Galsworthy Here to-day and gone to-morrow! And there came the moon, who saw all, young and old, alive and dead, and didn’t care a dump! His own turn soon. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Charles Dickens Are you sure that I want nothing more?’ Her care was not for that. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

Theodore Dreiser Of course, I might pretend that I have separated from her, but I don’t care to lie. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

William Makepeace Thackeray A weary heart gets no gladness out of sunshine; a selfish man is sceptical about friendship, as a man with no ear doesn’t care for music. Jonathan Swift by William Makepeace Thackeray

Ford Madox Ford She did not care for public dances, but she was relieved to see that Edward appeared to be having a good time with several amiable girls. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

However, as long as Roger enjoys himself, I suppose he doesn’t care how fast or unprofitably the money goes, or where he is to find more. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Charles Kingsley I shall take care to inform his lordship of this conversation. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

H. G. Wells You chaps, if you’ll forgive me, you advanced chaps, seem to want to have the women take care of you. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Virginia Woolf They’ve got nothing to say; they don’t care a rap for you; but you’ve got to go to lunch or to tea or to dinner, and if you don’t you’re damned. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

So you take care and don’t go putting your head into the noose. Burmese Days by George Orwell

George Meredith She really seemed to him quite indifferent enough to care for his welfare. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Virginia Woolf But love — don’t we all talk a great deal of nonsense about it? What does one mean? I believe I care for you more genuinely than nine men out of ten care for the women they’re in love with. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

But I should like to wander with you in that wide beautiful world of mountains, and lakes, and strange foreign cities, which so few people seem to care about. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

D. H. Lawrence No — I don’t care about them. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James He had nothing to be thankful for, and he had nothing to ask; nothing to ask, because now he must take care of himself. The American by Henry James [1877]

A man ignorant of chemistry would care nothing for the throes of Dr. Jekyll or the complicating experiences of the invisible man, because he would have slight basis for his imagination to build upon. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Anthony Trollope The care of the Marquis’s property was no doubt his chief mainstay; but there were things, he said, which he could not do. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Thomas Hardy And he did not care for a name. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson At home, he said, no one on a journey would speak to him, but those with whom he would not care to speak; thus unconsciously involving himself in the condemnation of his countrymen. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope His hounds were his children, and he could have taught no wife to assist him in looking after them, with the constant attention and tender care which was given to them by Barney Smith, his huntsman. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell I don’t care who heard ’em quarrel, or if it is his gun as were found near the body. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Algernon Blackwood The fields along the Delta are packed with birds now: they’re home early this year on their way to the North. What d’ye say, eh?” But Henriot did not care about the quail shooting. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Walter Scott Go thou, my son, and render the usual service of the meal to this unqueened Queen.” “So please you, lady mother,” said Douglas,” I care not greatly to approach her presence. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Sinclair Lewis A few months later, when he had a chance to take part in the Street Traction Company’s terminal deal, Babbitt did not care to go to his own bank for a loan. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Her affliction was extreme, nor could Lady Emilia by the tenderest care for some time afford her any consolation. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Anthony Trollope Her name was Lucy Robarts. And then the vicar and his wife on their wedding tour, the old curate taking care of the Framley souls the while. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot Two months have only deepened the certainty that I can never care for life without you. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

William Morris And I feel sure, that if all who care about art were to take this pains, it would make a great impression upon the public. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

It is, after all, what a writer has to say rather than what he has to tell that we care for nowadays. Henry James by William Dean Howells

E. Phillips Oppenheim You look as though you didn’t care to have me in the office, and I don’t wonder at it. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Henry James Don’t you see what I mean? I don’t care anything about reasons, but I know what I like. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

It was a serious matter to have left a valuable object like the green mummy to the rough care of laborers. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

I daresay there are women in the world who would condescend to marry me if I asked them, but it is my misfortune to care only for one woman. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Thomas Hardy Pierston saw it, but meaning to give up the game he did not care to spare himself. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Charles Dickens He loitered very nigh my carts, watching them like as if he was taking care of them, and soon after daybreak turned and went away. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

Anthony Trollope At last, however, he composed himself sufficiently to put on with becoming care his luxurious furred great coat, and then he sallied forth in quest of the lady. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott Trust him to me — I will take care he returns not hither to tell tales. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Anthony Trollope She had told her father when at Hereford that her uncle had taken such care of her that she would not become a burden upon him. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Henry James Let us talk about you then; you can say nothing I shall not care to hear. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

I have made it my care that the blessing of law shall be free to all, the poorest as well as the greatest, and that all shall stand equal before the royal tribunals. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Henry James It’s a pity she does n’t care for you!” Rowland had made his point and he had no wish to prolong the conversation; but he had a desire to hear more of this, and he remained silent. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Henry James She left this care to the Princess, who rose on hearing the name of the visitor pronounced, inadequately, by her maid. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle Leave me, brave men, and let me care for myself. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Elizabeth Gaskell But Donne is not a man to care for any obstacle, from all accounts, when once he has taken a fancy. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

William Makepeace Thackeray Have a care of him — he has an eye to her money. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Gissing Him I shall make use of, telling him nothing of my wider aims, but simply getting him to discover for me the dozen or so of men who would be likely to care for my lectures. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Anthony Trollope But I can sing, and I am pretty too;—pretty enough along with my singing to get some fool to care for me. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry James I’m ready to do anything that will do any good; anything, anything – I don’t care a rap. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Henry Kingsley Only those who have done so know how much effort it takes to say, “I will go away to a land where none know me or care for me, and leave for ever all that I know and love. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Ann Radcliffe Know you not the punishment you incur from resistance?” “I know nor care not,” replied Vivaldi, “but I will desend Ellena di Rosalba to the last moment. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Wilkie Collins I don’t care who or what she may be — high or low; handsome or ugly; young or old — it always relieves a woman’s mind to look at the shop-windows. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Arthur Conan Doyle How do I stand? What shall I do? I care nothing as to how you have found your facts so long as you have really got them. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Wilkie Collins On taking leave she pressed my hand strongly — eyed me with distrustful attention and said, very emphatically: “Take care of yourself, Helena; pray take care of yourself. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle You will kindly realize that spirit guides, who conduct such affairs, care nothing for your doubts and suspicions. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Wilkie Collins She appeared, much to my surprise, to care little about Mr. Mannion; and always changed the conversation, if it related to him, whenever it depended upon her to continue the topic or not. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

George Eliot But Adam Bede and all his kin might be drownded for what you’d care — you’d be perking at the glass the next minute. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Andrew Lang I don’t want to care for anyone. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli He did not care so much for his occasionally leaning on the table with both his elbows, but that he should pass by every dish was distressing. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Charles Dickens I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Hyde Stockhausen was well educated: his uncle, Tom Hyde the parson, had taken care of that. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

I will live, in short, by the virtue of I care not what remedy. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

For Lonny’s picture, viewed as a thing of art, was something to have driven away dull care from the bosoms of the critics. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

If attending to the most extravagant wish most lightly spoken counts for anything, Alfred could certainly care for his wife still, and did care for her very dearly indeed. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu By Jove! she was the prettiest girl in England, and that selfish fellow had laid himself out to make her fond of him, and, having succeeded, jilted her! And now she would not care for any one but him. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Who are you?’ “‘I care not. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Andrew Lang I shall take care that you shall not hurt my people any more, because you will become a bear yourself. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassant Césaire in vain shouted in his ear, in that ear which still heard a few sounds: “I’ll take good care of you, daddy. Old Amable (Père Amable) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Henry James But that’s only a detail,” said Muniment. “In any case, I shouldn’t in the least care for your going to law. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

H. G. Wells Above, the parapet was inaccessibly remote, a mile perhaps, below — He did not care to think of things below. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Anne Bronte Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

My mother, she takes care of all mine; and I ne’er see it again. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

D. H. Lawrence But I don’t care about love. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope She was going after her lover, and she didn’t care who knew it. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I did not care to drag a good one down with me. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Henry James His eye met mine for a moment, and it was exactly as if he had said to me, ‘I know what you think, but I don’t care a rap. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Rudyard Kipling Miss M’Kenna did not care so much. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Henry James From this moment he ceased to steer his frail bark, to care what he said or how he said it, so long as he expressed his passionate appreciation of the scene around him. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Rafael Sabatini But the monk, happy to find himself at last off that accursed roof, and out of all danger of breaking his neck, called foolishly to Casanova to throw him the rope so that he might take care of it. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Edith Wharton Tarrant, evidently, didn’t care for the article either; though he was prepared to do so later, Vance suspected, if good reasons were forthcoming. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Guy de Maupassan If we did not perfume life with love, as much love as possible, darling, as we put sugar into drugs for children, nobody would care to take it just as it is. The Love of Long Ago by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope But he had finished it with more care than he had at first intended; and then he had hesitated when he had finished it. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

She had become an object of very near interest to me, and repaid my care by an affection that cheered my home and made my life happy. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins With pains and care they made out the address at the beginning, and here and there some fragments of the lines that followed. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

I don’t set up to be one of those men that don’t care about women. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

There was enough care on her face to set one up in the dismals for life. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

Rudyard Kipling Tell him that the Regiment will take care of you and make you as good a man as your — as good a man as can be. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

George Gissing It was very natural she shouldn’t care much for men like Mr. Dally afterwards. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Mrs. Gaskell She did not move in a sphere in Cranford society sufficiently high to make any of us care to know what Mr Fitz–Adam was. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

Walter Scott I care little for mysell, or you, Tibb — we can make a fendwork or want — we can do baith, but she can do neither. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Jonathan Swif Yet I believe you will have a new Parliament; but I care not whether you have or no a better. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Andrew Lang She will then tell you to go your way back again; but take care not to stir from the spot. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling One commander may be an expert in torpedo-work, whose first care is how and where his shots went, and whether, under all circumstances of pace, light, and angle, the best had been achieved. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

Henry Fielding And, though I miscarried in my first attempt, be assured I will take care of my second. Amelia by Henry Fielding

When he goes down to Kenlis now, he always takes care to provide a clergyman to share his duty, and to supply his place on the instant should he become thus suddenly incapacitated. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Robert Louis Stevenson Am I likely to care for such a preciosa? ‘Tis hard that we should have been together for so long, and you should still take me for a troubadour. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope I don’t think the Bishop himself would object to that; and I shouldn’t care a straw if he did. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

The Lorilleuxs, being godfather and godmother, had promised to provide it, and took care to let everyone in the house know of their present. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Willa Cather If you could care ever so little for me to start on, I’d be willing to risk the rest. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

He bought a third-class return ticket for Rinks, and walked to the far end of the station, to the small siding where the Fallatown train lay, as if he had not a care in the world. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Edith Wharton She was used to Halo — didn’t care a straw what SHE thought of anybody or anything. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Elizabeth Gaskell As the marriage-day drew near, all Sylvia’s care seemed to be for her mother; all her anxiety was regarding the appurtenances of the home she was leaving. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

She was quite distressed because he did not care for tarts or cake. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

She asked him at once: ‘Are they after you for it?’ She had always hated Stane. She didn’t care that he was dead. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anatole France But I am not so destitute of talent as to care about politics. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Then aloud — ‘No care could have been greater than was taken for me. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Besides, who am I to see what lies behind Berati’s mind?” “I tell you that I care nothing about Berati,” she cried suddenly. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Edith Wharton But I shouldn’t care to have it take that form. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Laurence Sterne Eugenius, knowing that I was as little subject to be overburden’d with money as thought, had drawn me aside to interrogate me how much I had taken care for. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

F. Scott Fitzgerald At a quarter before eight o’clock Basil piloted Leonard Edward Davies De Vinci from the hotel bar, leaving his suitcase in care of the bartender. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

We every day expect your father here; and when he comes, and finds you so changed by grief from the paragon of beauty we reported you, he will think we have taken no care of you. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Anthony Trollope But then, you know, I don’t care about gentlemen,—about any gentleman, or any gentlemen. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Arthur Conan Doyle If you want to back a horse, Your WorshIp, or care to buy a game-cock or a ratter, you’ll get the best price —” “Silence, sir,” said Lord Rufton. “Advance to this chair. The End of Devil Hawker by Arthur Conan Doyle

But the fellow does not care for whist. Helen Whitney’s Wedding by Ellen Wood [1877]

The tonics I am taking will soon pull me up again; but as I am now under a special treatment by Dr. Mallison, of Harley Street, you will under, stand that I don’t care about further advice. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Rudyard Kipling But the Sixth of that term was made up mostly of young but brilliantly clever boys, pets of the house-masters, too anxious for their dignity to care to come to open odds with the resourceful three. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Anthony Trollope He told himself that he did not care how the elections might go; — that he did not care much how anything might go. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

You know I don’t care a bit about men now. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

And Anne, living in the Elysian Fields, did not care to leave them for the dreary land outside their borders. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

He and the Caromels had been friends for so many years that he did not care to put the slight of a refusal upon Nash; besides, he liked parties, if they were jolly. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Jack London Now — get me and get me hard: I don’t care what you’ve been thinking. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Anthony Trollope I suppose you are alluding to my uncle’s money; and I tell you that I know nothing—and care nothing. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Henry James She doesn’t care so much as all that. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

Anthony Trollope It’s horridly improper to care about such a thing, I have no doubt. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells I don’t care for that word, spirit . The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

My servants very wisely, and with much pertinacity, resisted the adoption of this plan, and took care to have both the large skins well filled. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Thomas Hardy The slow life timidly heaved again; but much care and patience were needed to catch and retain it, and a considerable period elapsed before it could be said with certainty that Mrs. Barnet lived. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

I ought to have taken care of her, roped her to me when it came to crossing the difficult places. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

We were so perfectly in his power that he could magnanimously afford to offer us other rooms equally cold, but we did not care to move. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

George Gissing Dr. Madden did not care to discuss even playfully the radical notions which Rhoda got from her objectionable friend. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

I addressed the post card to myself, care of the G.P.O., and slipped it in the box. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

George Gissing I could tell you stories about people — but you wouldn’t care to hear them. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

H. G. Wells Where will it take us?” “Beyond my particular limits, I don’t know and I don’t care . The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Theodore Dreiser I never ceased to care for you really. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling Rikki-tikki did not care to follow them, for he did not feel sure that he could manage two snakes at once. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Only send word to Lena that she is to drive home and take care of my house in my absence. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

William Makepeace Thackeray He paid his compliments to the collation which my mother’s care had provided for him, and then said, ‘Look ye, Redmond my boy; this is a silly business. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

George Gissing With no touch of personal conceit, he excelled the perfumed exquisite in care for minute perfections. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope I know it will be said of Lord Lufton himself that, putting aside his peerage and broad acres, and handsome, sonsy face, he was not worth a girl’s care and love. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence And it isn’t my own presence I care about, it is all yours. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang Fanfaronade asked the Princess where she would like to go, but she only answered that she did not care where she went as long as he was with her. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James He liked his companion so much now that the fact of any decline of talent or of care had ceased for the moment to be vivid to him. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

Willa Cather Since then, Hedger had taken care of himself; that was his only responsibility. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Edith Wharton She might have been walking in an enchanted wood where the footfall of care never sounded. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Jonathan Swif He has engaged me to dine with him again to-morrow, though I did all I could to put it off; but I don’t care to disoblige him. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Mark Twain Why can’t you stick to the main point?” “All right — I don’t care where he comes out, so he COMES out; and Jim don’t, either, I reckon. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Theodore Dreiser If you’d care to do so, I’d like to have you come along with me at one. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells My mother took care to mention his visits in my hearing at every opportunity. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

George Gissing The only thing I care to live for is the hope of having you for my wife. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Anthony Trollope As to Bertie, one would have imagined from the sound of his voice and the gleam of his eye that he had not a sorrow nor a care in the world. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton I don’t care a straw what they think they’ve got to go on. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Wilkie Collins I don’t care two straws about her brother, and I don’t remember much of the letter, except that it was a short one. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

The faithful servant had taken care of his young master from his infancy, and he turned very pale as he said in faltering tones, “God bless and keep your lordship. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

H. G. Wells I don’t care for the absurdity. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Arthur Conan Doyle Have a care what you are doing, Professor Gilroy. You stand in a terrible position. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

James Joyce I wouldn’t care a bit, by Jove. She’s ripping, isn’t she, Wallis? — Not half bad, answered Wallis quietly as he placed his holder once more in a corner of his mouth. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope They might hammer away at me ever so long and I shouldn’t care twopence. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Louisa May Alcott You don’t care to make people like you, to go into good society, and cultivate your manners and tastes. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

F. Scott Fitzgerald All she wanted was to be a little girl, to be efficiently taken care of by some yielding yet superior power, stupider and steadier than herself. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

M. P. Shiel Well, let him write a notturno over it, as he wrote Mortalite over poor some one’s dead body, and then he won’t care any more, when he has once made ‘copy’ of his sighs. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle Perhaps when I have finished at the police-station you would care to come out and give me your opinion of them. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

With the springing roan under him he felt little care or uneasiness. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

What care I for lip service when there are professors who are living a lie? Who is there I can trust? The man who is loudest in his profession may be exulting in secret and dreadful evil. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

It is only seeming, for the truth is that ordinary everyday life consists far more largely of horrors than writers of fiction usually care to admit. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

John Galsworthy What’s at the back of it? Why should the Bolivian Government care about a half-caste Indian? It’s not the actual shooting, it’s the slur on their country. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

It was odd that where he had shrunk from exhibiting his weakness to Tommy he should not care that Laura might learn about it. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Wilkie Collins Does the queerest things, when the whim takes him, and doesn’t care what other people think of it. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

F. Scott Fitzgerald No, Bernice didn’t care for a shine. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

By tomorrow I may not have a care in the world, if the matters that I have in hand turn out well; but then again it is quite possible that I may perish. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Charles Kingsley Precious jewel! I must learn to be a man now, at least; now that I have you to care for. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Anthony Trollope Do you remember how much he used to think of Lady Eustace and her diamonds? When I first knew him he was too magnificent to care about anything. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle In spite of his admiration of punctuality, as exemplified in the person of Willoughby of the Buffs, the major took good care to arrive at the trysting-place somewhat behind the appointed time. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Anthony Hope But why should you have been anxious? I can take care of myself. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Anatole France But, proud and delicate, she took care to hide the value of the gift she was making. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Walter Scott They may deal with me the next hour for it if they will — I care not. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

George Eliot But he seemed not to care much; and perhaps that was in the nature of strangers. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]