Phrases with "care"

Jane Austen Take care of the cheese, Fanny. Now I can manage the other parcel and the basket very well. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Henry James He believed it would take care of itself; it wouldn’t last forever. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

If hitherto he had seemed to care little for the danger of pursuit and capture, at present he was evidently uneasy and agitated. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Edgar Allan Poe We neglected all care of the ship, as worse than useless, and securing ourselves, as well as possible, to the stump of the mizen-mast, looked out bitterly into the world of ocean. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins It has given me back my old delightful sensation when I touch him; it keeps my own beloved image of him — the one image I care for — unchanged and unchangeable. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Lucy Maud Montgomery I don’t care if Mrs. Allan does say she’s the brightest and sweetest child she ever knew. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

But still you will have taken the gloss off Juventus in the eyes of England — and of Europe.” “We care nothing for foreign opinion. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Louisa May Alcott I’m glad you think he is only beginning to care for me. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Elizabeth Gaskell She only felt very much tired, and to care for nothing in this world any more. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Further than that he did not care to experiment — not from any moral compunction, but from a dread of allowing any entanglement to disturb what he felt was the growing serenity of his life. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

George Gissing Punish me if you like—I don’t care a curse. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope How very opportune that that poor boy should have gone just as the other is coming! Mind that you are a good girl and take care of yourselves. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Why, one has to kiss all sorts of people one doesn’t care about. The Pleasure-Pilgrim by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Aphra Behn Come in your chariot, and do not heat yourself with riding; have a care of me and my life, in the preservation of all I love. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

Elizabeth Gaskell He did not care to brave any further his uncle’s angry frown and contracted eye. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Charles Kingsley When shall I learn to believe that God takes better care of His own than I can do? I was faithless and impatient to-night. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

The dining-room was rather close, and it suddenly dawned on Helene that there was something strange in the air — that the two brothers had some worry of which they did not care to speak. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

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]

Sinclair Lewis He was becoming a clumsy sort of mystic in his aching care for her. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Von Arnim A very ancient man lives in the mill and takes care of it, for it has long been unused, a deaf old man with a clean, toothless face, and no wife to worry him. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

John Morley This, however, is too unsatisfactory a piece of work for us to care either to classify or to remember it. Voltaire by John Morley

George Gissing But I don’t care to read just now. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Death had not disunited their hands, for either from chance or the kind care of the hangman the right hand of La Mole rested in Coconnas’s left hand. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Maria Edgeworth They want excitation for their morbid sensibility, and they care not at what expense it is procured. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

I didn’t care very much about my miserable neck, but — but — well, you see, strange though it may seem, I was a gentleman once. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

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]

Take care that you and East Lynne don’t go bankrupt together. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Henry James What led you, by the way, to make me such a queer offer? You didn’t care for me. The American by Henry James [1877]

Bram Stoker He was glad that there was no workman or servant about, for he did not care that any of Lady Arabella’s people should find him wandering about her grounds. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

But the thing I didn’t care a damn about, didn’t even grasp to be happening, was the passing-away of the old life I’d known. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Edith Wharton I care for no power but the power to wipe out the work of these last years. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Elizabeth Gaskell An’ th’ Union — that’s to say, I— will take care yo’ve enough for th’ childer and th’ missus. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

You see now why I did not care to know your gentleman in the mask; for really, in spite of his excellent intentions, I could not thank him for what he has done. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Maria Edgeworth I will then stand my trial for life or death; and if I live I will be, what I have never yet been, a mother to Helena. If I die, you and Clarence Hervey will take care of her; I know you will. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope As to herself, she made no such assertion, being in her present mood too full of her own thoughts to care much for the ordinary courtesies of life. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen But I took great care not to do certain things that might be very dangerous. The White People by Arthur Machen

I’m not quite like the Miller of Dee, for I do care for somebody; and that somebody is my oldest friend. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle This is a craft of another guess build, and unless I steer wi’ care she may put one in between wind and water before I so much as know that I am engaged. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Theodore Dreiser He would not care what became of her. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

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]

And I did not care what I did. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Dr. Fenwick, you are like me, don’t play cards, and don’t care for music; sit here, and talk or not, as you please, while I knit. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

David Hume But though this question, concerning the general principles of morals, be curious and important, it is needless for us, at present, to employ farther care in our researches concerning it. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

If it had been me I could not have borne it; but then I would have taken care I was not drowned. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Henry Handel Richardson She had also learnt what it meant to care for a little child. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James But what does the doctor say?” “I haven’t asked him, and I don’t care a fig. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

If you really care for him, my dear Lo, you should propose. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Thomas Love Peacock If he could but have it under his care for a single twelvemonth, he assured them no one would be able to know it again. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

George Meredith I tell you all this, because I don’t care to forfeit your esteem, and heaven knows, I may want it in the days to come. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Oh, Kibble!’ flinging her head upon the girl’s buxom arm, and letting it rest there, ‘what a happy creature you are — not a care — not a care. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

She was thinking of his tender care of her when she mounted her horse, the gentle touch of his hand as he placed the reins in hers. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope The care and industry were laudable, but not so the pride with which he thought of them and their results. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Nancy, too much occupied with her own troubles to ask or care whether his distress was genuine, laid Tarrant’s letter upon a side-table, and began to draw off her gloves. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

I saw Raymond’s coal-black charger brought to the palace gate; a small company of officers arrived soon after; care and fear was painted on each cheek, and in each eye, unrefreshed by sleep. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

H. Rider Haggard I care nothing about the property, but he left it to ‘my generosity!’ Arthur is dead; and he left it to ‘my generosity,’ nurse. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Henry James If you’ve ceased to care to help me,” I pursued, “that’s a difference indeed. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

She did not care for fêtes, she said to us. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Guy de Maupassan And a kind of interest for the thousand-and-one little insignificant things of daily life, a care for the simple, ordinary everyday occupations, awakened in her heart. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James She remarked that SHE might listen to such things, because she was clever enough for them not to matter; only Mamie should take care how she went about saying them at large. Mrs. Medwin by Henry James [1901]

Arnold Bennett He put the sheet in its place himself, and noticed that to do so required appreciable care and application of the manipulative faculty. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

And you,’ continued he, turning to the two bailiffs with a severe countenance, ‘take care you don’t do him any harm; for I will protect him. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Sinclair Lewis I don’t suppose you care to talk much about that. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton The next instant, with a pang of self-reproach, she remembered Sophy Viner’s cry: “I knew all the while he didn’t care . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Anthony Trollope He never declared himself openly, but it seemed to them that he did not care much about church at all. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Only to Agatha did he unbend with a smile, and she took good care to keep as far away from him as possible. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Each would feel an essential consanguinity in the other, would think of him, write at him, care for his good opinion. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

I don’t think the young ladies care so much about it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

If you’d care to come out with me tomorrow morning — about twelve —?” “I should be”— no, Anthony felt he couldn’t say delighted or pleased at going back to that house —“honoured. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Nellie Bly They would accept American silver at par, but they did not care to handle our other money. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Being well to do in the world, and having nobody but myself to care for, I live very much at my ease, and fare sumptuously every day. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Now your mother will be here to care for you, and it is time for me to go. The Shell of Sense by Olivia Howard Dunbar

He did not care to sit up and open his eyes. Mr. Justice Harbottle by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

F. Scott Fitzgerald At twenty-three there is no such thing as a preëmpted beauty; though, had Bill asked me, I would doubtless have sworn in all sincerity to care for her like a sister. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Charles Dickens Take care he comes to no hurt. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Henry Handel Richardson For the first time in their lives, the decision to leave a place had come from her; she had made up her mind to it while he was still too ill to care what happened. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

E. Phillips Oppenheim She doesn’t care for men a bit. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

What should she care whether or not he appeared in the schoolroom? The week consumed. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Now, I don’t care what you’ve tried to sell before or how you’ve tried to sell it. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

It’s care alone that’s brought me up to Liverpool” “Indeed now, I never should have thought it! I hope you haven’t got any money in the business. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Take care that they don’t get away, Wilson!” “Aye, aye, sir,” the man replied. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

D. H. Lawrence I doubt if I care about the mass of mankind, Jaz. You make them more than ever distasteful to me. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope But the squire did not care for his frowns. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Though she hated the man who had ruined her life, and who had tried to rob her, still she did not care about becoming his murderess, and the thought was madness to her. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Ask your heart if it could ever care to listen to what my heart could say to it. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Elizabeth Gaskell Occasionally, Faith seemed to care to listen, occasionally she did not heed one word, but dreamed on. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

George Gissing Her prejudice was enhanced by the jealous care with which, from the time of her own childhood, she had been accustomed to watch over her sister. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

William Hazlitt This is but natural: it is but natural for a mother to have more regard for her son than for a whole city; but then the city should be left to take some care of itself. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

If you said ‘Don’t care’, she’d answer immediately: ‘Don’t care was made to care, Don’t care was hung, Don’t care was put in a pot And boiled till he was done. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

You will take care to let your friends of the clubs know that he has supplanted you in the affections of the woman you loved, and that you and he are no longer on speaking terms. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

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

Marjorie Bowen Twice Mastino had passed, twice he had seen the look on his face, and he did not care to see it again. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I’m going to take better care of you from now on. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thomas Hardy I am inclined to think that she don’t care for him quite so much as he does for her. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Every other Sunday, if Miss Lane could spare her, which was not always, she would dress with care and walk into Candleford town for tea with her relatives. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

It’s my belief he used to stand in the centre of his room and pitch them into the corridor, taking particular care that they should fall exactly above my head. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Why should she have any care for the happiness of others, when they had no care for her and did not suffer as she did? “Oh! capital, capital,” exclaimed Juliette of a sudden. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Helen Zimmern It is impossible to draw Ireland as she now is in a book of fictionrealities are too strong, party passions too violent to bear to see, or care to look at their faces in the looking-glass. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Edith Wharton What could he say? At length he began: “You wouldn’t care to have me change ‘round and write some poetry for you?” Tarrant’s face expressed a mixture of dismay and resentment. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

For my part I don’t care what happens now, I’m not going to have Ralph mixed up in it any more. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells I had to look at their old Graphics as if I didn’t care a rap what they were doing to him. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Andrew Lang I’ll give my youngest daughter for a wife to whoever brings three crowns to me like the others; and if he doesn’t care to be married, some other one will, and I’ll make his fortune. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell I don’t care to defend my daughter’s truth or accuracy. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

H. G. Wells We are married — but I don’t care if we were married five hundred times. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Henry Handel Richardson She had ceased to care for him, and ceased, surfeited with abundance, with the same vehement abruptness as she had once begun. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton Only I don’t care to take this for making you so. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

But I don’t want to care for him, Miss Farrow—I’m sure that Milly is jealous of me; yet at Redsands, when she was dying, it made her happy that we were friends. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

But Helen and Anna did not seem to care about it; neither did I, to say the truth. Dr. Knox by Ellen Wood [1873]

H. G. Wells Education up to eleven or twelve seemed to be much more carefully watched and guarded and taken care of in Utopia than upon earth. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Death no longer frightens me, but it does not seem to care for me now that I have no motive in living, and I sometimes fear that I have been forgotten upon earth. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

Bram Stoker I have taken care that the door is locked and the window securely fastened. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

All that day she avoided him as much as possible, taking good care never to be caught alone with him. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

But she was too much perturbed to care about such small matters at the moment. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Henry James I don’t care what people of whom I ask nothing think — I’m not even capable perhaps of wanting to know. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

As long as it was Pen that didn’t seem to care for society, I didn’t give much mind to it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Ivan Turgenev Yakov had, it is true, a distant relation, a great-aunt; but she was so poor, that she was afraid at first to go to her nephew, for fear she should have the care of him thrust upon her. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Rudyard Kipling Curses? What should I care for mere words?’ She clenched her hands upon her bosom . Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

The truth was that he did not care to be in Kyauktada while both Elizabeth and Verrall were there. Burmese Days by George Orwell

There was a more thoughtful look, there were traces even of care and sorrow; but those indications only heightened the spirituality of the face. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

H. G. Wells And on the other hand we have a gift of devotion, of inspiration, a distinctive power for truly loving beautiful things, a care for life and a peculiar keen close eye for behaviour. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

George Gissing It is you, who loved me, who became my wife — you only I care about. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope He could talk to the girls; but they would not care about the affairs of the firm; and, in truth, he did not know what they would care about. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope But do you think that I should attack you in the street if she began to favour you tomorrow?” “I wish she would; and then I shouldn’t care what you did. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Henry James I’ve changed the scene too, and the effect of it has been to make me care more for my old associations than ever. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Gissing I don’t care much for society, that’s the fact of the matter. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Charles Dickens Have a care as something in you don’t begin a grumbling, Master George. Stop here long enough for the wapours to work, and they’ll be at it. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

I don’t care what they say, there is such a thing. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Thro’ seas and lands as we thy steps attend, So shall our care thy glorious race befriend. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

I don’t care if all the world knew. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Charles Dickens I charge myself with him; let him remain with me; I will take care of him, and set him on his road. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Robert Louis Stevenson At this time there is but the one thing that I care to hear of, and that will be news of Catriona.” “Do you call her by that name to her face, Mr. Balfour?” she asked. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Fanny Fern I always took care of my babies. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Associating now with men of education, he had taken care to catch up their tone and accent; and he was ever, afloat or ashore, striving to improve himself. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

George Gissing To-day he tasted the very dregs of ignoble anguish, and it seemed to him that he should never again look with delight upon a picture, or feast his soul with music, or care to open a book. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Kingsley Now, who do you think is going beside?” “Half Devonshire, I should think,” said Mary; “at least, all whom I care about. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

She didn’t care a fig for Europe. How could two men, who shared everything else, always be disputing about politics? For a minute they mumbled some indistinct words. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Anthony Trollope You have only to say the word and I will take care that father shall send it you back again. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Edith Wharton Sometimes they hired a motor, leaving it, far afield, for a long climb; but neither could afford such luxuries often, nor did they much care for them. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

I will take care of the captain myself. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

He recommended that their first care should be to restore public credit. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope You would not like it if I did not care about her. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton She doesn’t care a hang if I’m jealous or if I’m not. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

D. H. Lawrence Look at your girls! They don’t care about you, you don’t care about them. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

George Elio But you don’t care about my misery. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Sinclair Lewis I don’t care for anything to eat. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

The other day when something was being mentioned about it, Jack said he did not care what he was to be, provided he had no books to trouble him. Aunt Dean by Ellen Wood [1872]

And I feel as if I didn’t care to live on just now, mutters Captain Harry . The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Wilkie Collins Public opinion declares itself in America without the slightest reserve, or the slightest care for consequences. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Bram Stoker But you don’t care for God, or believe in Him. Your god is your great kite, which cows the birds of a whole district. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Anthony Trollope I didn’t care much about him, and I didn’t ask any particular questions. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Now that I am to die, as well as Lacheneur, someone must care for Marie-Anne. Swear that you will marry her. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope No; — he didn’t care for the Eldon, and disliked whist. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

But you’ve outwitted Gertrude. Well, I don’t care what she says. The Stars in their Courses by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Anthony Trollope These were straightway divided among the men, care being taken that Dick and Caldigate should have ample shares. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

But if you would care to see how the business of a literary jackal is conducted, I will show you my notes. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

As Lemuel said — he is one of our first men — it is accursed and no one has ever felt brave enough or reckless enough to care to cross again its ghostly threshold. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

I am no judge, and I don’t pretend to care for that classical music which every one talks about nowadays, but I know what pleases me. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

R. D. Blackmore In this man’s nature were two strange points, sure (if they are strong enough to survive experience) to drive anybody into strange ways: he did not care for money, and he contemned rank. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

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]

I didn’t care very much for that, but as it seemed that he had something particular to say I went up the ladder. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

I want to thank him for all his anxious care of me, and to be sure that he consents to this marriage. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope He had promised her that he would take care of her, had perhaps said enough to make her believe that some day he would marry her. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence I don’t care at all, in the same way. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Great care was taken over his weekly sermons. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

John Galsworthy I can’t afford to take the care of myself that he does. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Or it might be that she was living in a forest in a cave, of course with good robbers, keeping house for them, and taking care of their stolen gold. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

He did not care for their hatred, but he did not wish to die. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Elizabeth Gaskell Now patience and care must be practised. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

Virginia Woolf He doesn’t care much for politics. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

He did not know — in truth he did not care — for the sum of his recollection was not of an argument but of a person. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Walter Scott We must take care of our life for the sake of this distracted country, though, lack-a-day, for its own proper worth we could peril it for a pin’s point. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

John Galsworthy That night Dartie returned home without a care in the world or a particle of reticence. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Guy de Maupassant The especial attraction in a married woman to a bachelor is that she gives him a home, a sweet, pleasant home where every one takes care of you and spoils you, from the husband to the servants. Misti by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

I care for you so much, I would give everything to make you happy. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Now wolden som men say peráventure, That for my negligence I do no care To telle you the joye and the array That at that fest was made that ilke day. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Anthony Trollope Everybody would think we were mad — “I shouldn’t care one straw for that. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

The Supreme Servant himself is the only man having access to the more important documents and books, although there is a lesser library open to officials who care for study. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Theodore Dreiser They want your street-railway holdings and mine, and they don’t care whether you go to jail afterward or not. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins Oh, I am such a fool! Anybody else would have taken care not to lose sight of her. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

It is Chime and his unhappy sister who will suffer, not Myrtle, who is beyond all care of what you do to her. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Bronislaw Malinowski There is, therefore, much less risk of bias or one-sidedness; the whole care is to make the best of the evidence thus collected; and a series of statements upon a given subject is presented. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Robert Louis Stevenson Here she dwelt and grew up, and had no care for the morrow, and no power upon the hour, after the manner of simple men. Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing A touch of envy mingled, I confess, with my thought of Christopherson, who henceforth had not a care in the world, and without reproach might delight in his hoarded volumes. Christopherson by George Gissing

Then, in spite of his signs, which he took for precautions to himself, he recounted the care and skill which the young doctor had exhibited towards him. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Expedition! Gold! What did she care for all that? But at the name of Maroola mentioned by her father she was all attention. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Willa Cather They paused only to ask their hostess if she “would care for the jelly,” or to answer her questions. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Anthony Trollope I hope you’ll approve of my Mercury. Hunter says he doesn’t care how often he’s shot at. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Eliot If I’d twenty votes, I’d give one for Transome, and I don’t care who hears me. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Henry David Thoreau The Merlin it seemed to me it might be called: but I care not for its name. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Elizabeth Gaskell For I do not care for you as I ought to care for my husband. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

I don’t care what happens to them. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

George Meredith If I write to bid him come, what will it mean?” “Nothing more,” breathed Emilia. “To him—for in his way he seems to care for you fitfully—it will mean—stop! hear me. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Anthony Trollope Sir Lionel did not care a straw for Bethsaida or Chorazin—not a straw even for Nazareth. For many reasons he wished to be well with his son. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman To this pain-hardened and work-strengthened group, who had lost not only the love and care of parents, but the hope of ever having children of their own, there now dawned the new hope. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

M. R. James I know master brought her back with him from his walk one day, and give orders to Mrs Ellis, as was housekeeper then, as she should be took every care with. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

George Gissing I don’t care what sort of place I live in, so long as it’s quiet. The House of Cobwebs by George Gissing

Henry James I shall wake up famous, if I marry him; I have only got to give out my feelings, and he will take care of the rest. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

George Gissing I would say that I care nothing for forms, but some form there must be, else one’s faith evaporates. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

He did not care to make his advent known to Daniel Granger just yet; perhaps, indeed, he might find it expedient to avoid any revelation of himself to that gentleman. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sinclair Lewis Kennicott growled that he didn’t care to go. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

If you would care about it I’ll give you a note to him, and you can dine, think it over quietly, and then take it on yourself this evening or not, as pleases you best. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]