Phrases with "cared"

It had passed them by and that was all they knew or cared about. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

George Gissing For other acquaintances he cared nothing. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Margaret Oliphant She was his prisoner—that one fact was all he cared to know. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Rudyard Kipling CAPT. G. Still luckier man! Well? MRS. G. And I thought I cared for him — and I didn’t — and then you came — and I cared for you very, very much indeed. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Music, neither he nor Hawthorne cared for, for it belongs to emotional natures. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

I, too, cared very little whether I lived or died. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

He had felt himself all at sea, as it were, when he believed it possible that any woman he cared to win could be indifferent to him. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Anthony Trollope He cared for none that bore his name. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Adam Lindsay Gordon For I through pleasure’s paths have run My headlong goal to win, Nor pleasure’s snares have cared to shun When pleasure sweetened sin. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

I said to him, out of my small stock of words, that the wounded ought at once to be cared for. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Theodore Dreiser He cared more for his curio-cases filled with smaller imported bronzes, Venetian glass, and Chinese jade. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope I have never known any other woman with whom I cared to be alone. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

I had a shrewd suspicion, from the remarks which he had dropped, that he knew as much about my pecuniary position as he cared to know. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

And of course nobody cared what had become of them. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

He had not cared much for his daughters; his ambition was centred in his son. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

He could not trust his orphan child into the hands of God; and drop away himself into the fathomless darkness, serene in the belief that she would be cared for and protected. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Benjamin Disraeli The threshold was passed, and Lothair found himself for the first time alone in Rome. Utterly reckless, he cared not where he went or what might happen. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Rudyard Kipling Do you suppose I cared what you were? But you chose to whistle everything down the wind for nothing. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Marjorie Bowen He had never cared to find out, but now his ignorance of all appertaining to his wife annoyed him. Florence Flannery by Marjorie Bowen

Anthony Trollope It was little he cared for comfort, but he would not be the first of the Macdermots that would not be respectable. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Charles Dickens But some one is gone away who will never come back: someone who knew you, and whom I am afraid you cared for. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

George Gissing Or do you think it would be more discreet if I got him to come to Pinner?’ ‘I didn’t think artists cared about those small proprieties,’ answered Sibyl, laughing. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Virginia Woolf He was convinced that he had never cared for any one save Cassandra, and Katharine’s future was no concern of his. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

He cared nothing for class — all the world was his fellow. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Olaf Stapledon I never really cared which side won, so long as the game itself was interesting. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

He had made out the point at once: he did get hold of the only thing I cared about. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Marjorie Bowen The crash—who cared as long as the money came from somewhere? Neither I nor you, nor my lady. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Arnold Bennett It occurred that the Stipendiary Magistrate was sitting that morning at Bursley. He sat alone, as not one of the Borough Justices cared to occupy the Bench while a Town Councillor was in the dock. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arnold Bennett The Church choir had its annual dance, to which she was invited; but the perverse creature cared not for dancing. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Anthony Trollope But it might so well have been the case that they should not have cared to renew their acquaintance with him. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The sole interest in the whole affair had been the five minutes or so when I thought she was dead, and found that I cared after all. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

George Gissing I don’t know as I’ve cared quite so much for ’em lately as I did at first. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

And that isn’t the sort of thing I should have cared to ask him. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

But David cared nothing for expense. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

George Meredith Never failure more absolute! She was about to inquire of her bosom’s oracle whether she greatly cared now. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Arnold, who never cared to stand scenes, lighted his candle and went up to bed. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Henry Adams He cared nothing for the sex of the dynamo until he could measure its energy. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Herrick, meanwhile, held his peace, save for an occasional word or two with his beloved, just the assurance that she was true to him and cared nothing for his brilliant friend. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Anthony Trollope But now she told herself that for that she cared not at all. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope In giving the Marquis his due we must acknowledge that he cared but little about the money. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Anthony Trollope But though she cared, as it seemed, but little for the past, for the future she cared less. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton I didn’t care for anything but that; I didn’t care for the money or the freedom; I cared only for him. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Mark Twain Have you ever heard of a person who cared nothing for money? Y.M. Yes. A scholar who would not leave his garret and his books to take a place in a business house at a large salary. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

D. H. Lawrence In the last issue he cared about nothing, he was troubled about nothing, he made not the slightest attempt to be at one with anything. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Machen He remembered the strange sight he had seen, and he pretended it would be just the same if he cared to look out now. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Mark Twain We are camped in this place, now, just within the city walls of Tiberias. We went into the town before nightfall and looked at its people — we cared nothing about its houses. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Eliot He cared to say no more — he had thrown quite dust enough into honest Adam’s eyes — and as he spoke the last words, he walked on. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Arnold Bennett He had not cared for the boy, did not care for him. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Alfred Tennyson None of these Came from his county, or could answer him, If question’d, aught of what he cared to know. Enoch Arden by Alfred Tennyson [1864]

Theodore Dreiser Now, in this final hour, anyhow, he might have shown that he cared deeply, even if he had deemed it necessary to let her go. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Robert Louis Stevenson CROWDING PAT was the name they dubbed me with; and it was little I cared for a name so long as my skin was whole. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

She could not possibly care for Wylder, any more than he cared for her. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He had never cared to be much at home, he reflected. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Anthony Trollope Of her own country, speaking of England as such, she, in truth, knew but little — and perhaps cared less. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather Not many people would have cared to read it; only a happy few. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

He was in fact a philosopher in the ‘great’ sense, altho he cared so much less than most philosophers care for abstractions of the ‘thin’ order. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Ford Madox Ford He would not have gone; he cared for his wife too much. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Henry James Adela didn’t care to sit and watch them while they made love, as she crudely imaged it, and she cared still less to join in their strange commerce. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He cared only about people; he was scarcely conscious of places except for their weather, until they had been invested with color by tangible events. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

He cared as little for the one as for the other, but found the drier brands inoffensive in both cases. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Nobody knew—nobody! Her mother never either knew or cared where she was, but Dowie and Mademoiselle always knew. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

He might gang to hell for anything auld Gourlay cared — when once he had bye with him. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Anatole France And to know him well, it must be known that he took care of his eternal salvation on occasions when, to all appearance, he cared the least about it. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Anthony Trollope But she, in her present frame of mind, cared little for any disgrace she might bring on others by menial service. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Thomas Hardy She continued  — ‘He sees a beautiful face and thinks he will never forget it, but in a few weeks the feeling passes off, and he wonders how he could have cared for anybody so absurdly much. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Anthony Trollope Surely the Marquis would not have allowed a sick child to be carried away by an indiscreet Italian mother if he cared much for the sick child. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

I would too if I thought you cared whether I did or not. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

George Gissing Perhaps Marcella told her all she cared to know. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope It was not that he cared for her, Clary;—no more than I do! Whether he meant to marry her or not I do not know. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

All he cared for was to lie quiet and feel the strength gathering in his body. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

For the boat, on the other hand, he cared a very great deal. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

D. H. Lawrence All he cared about at the moment was his gay little port glass. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing You might have given me help, but you haven’t cared to. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Charles Dickens The very schoolboys, light-hearted and thoughtless as they were, even they cared for her. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Henry Kingsley I saw that father loved him better than me, and whiles that vexed me, but most times it didn’t, for I cared about the lad as well as father did, and he liked me the same. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

But he cared less for the political conversation at table. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Jasper had never cared for field sports, and had subscribed to the hounds as a duty. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Gissing Totty’s room was dark and, of course, fireless; but she cared neither for the darkness nor the cold. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

George Elio I think I could be contented in the midst of hardship, if I felt that God cared for me, and would give me strength to lead a pure life. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

George Gissing For his children’s sake he was glad of this comfort; like every educated man who has known poverty at the outset of life, he feared it more than he cared to say. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Rudyard Kipling Pardi, Monsieur, forty years ago there would have been two pistols also, had I known or cared anything about the Saints in those days! . Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

George Gissing The younger sister cared little for society such as Jasper procured them; with Marian Yule for a companion she would have been quite content to spend her evenings at home. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Thomas Hardy But, Emily, upon my life I didn’t know till this morning that you cared one bit about me, or I should not have done as I have done. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Henry James We, clearly, were right people — he knows them when he sees them; and that’s why, as I say, you could make out, or at least I could, that he cared for us. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

George Meredith I shrugged at them; I cared nothing for revelations to come by-and-by. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The influence of Holland has altogether vanished, as is fitting, for she cared only for nutmegs, sago, tapioca, tin and pepper. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Mr Verloc cared nothing for Stevie’s excitement, but he felt horribly wakeful, and dreaded facing the darkness and silence that would follow the extinguishing of the lamp. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

The scoundrels! As though I cared about the seven roubles. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Edith Wharton At least I’ve cared for our friendship . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

E. F. Benson But about this neither he nor his descendants have cared to enquire. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Willa Cather But all the same, I cared a great deal more than anybody else did. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

George Gissing The truth was, Bevis found himself in an extremely awkward position, with issues he had not contemplated, and all he cared for was to avert the immediate peril of public discovery. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

George Gissing As soon as he had done so, he remembered that this was as much as corroborating Mallard’s conjecture with regard to Miriam; but for that he cared little. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

D.H. Lawrence Beatrice said nobody cared a thing about her. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells No one knew what they might do, with excited men inside them; few even cared to speculate. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu She should have had the best diamonds in England. Jealous, violent when crossed, but with all his malice and severity, easily by Alice to have been won, had she cared to win him, to tenderness. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

To go back with him, to be cared for and loved. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Virginia Woolf He’s not strong, is he?” “Perhaps he couldn’t cut down a tree,” said Hewet. “Have you never cared for anybody?” he asked. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Henry Adams Few men in Washington cared to overstep the school conventions, and the most distinguished of them, Simon Newcomb, was too sound a mathematician to treat such a scheme seriously. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Well, that meant the gallows; and much he cared for that. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Andrew Lang The French have no Homer: cared vate sacro. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Olaf Stapledon There was a time, a saint may say, when he cared mainly for bodily or personal advancement. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

But what of that? He cared for her in his own fashion. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anthony Trollope Mr Spooner knew that he understood hunting, whereas that fellow Maule cared for nothing but jumping over flights of rails. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott But for such evil bruits Mr. Touchwood cared not, even if he happened to hear of them, which was very doubtful. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

W. H. Hudson Things about which I had hitherto cared little now occupied my thoughts and supplied me with pleasurable excitement. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Marjorie Bowen She reminded him that she had never cared for the way of life that belonged naturally to her position in society and her vast wealth. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Eccelino, indeed, loved this weak sister with extraordinary tenderness, and we read of a marvelous complaisance to her amorous intrigues by a man who cared nothing himself for women. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

George Gissing Knowledge—the only kind of knowledge he cared for, that of practical things, things alive in the world of today—seemed to come to him without any effort on his part. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

John Galsworthy He had never cared for this room, hardly going into it from one year’s end to another, except to take cigars from the Japanese cabinet in the corner, and the room now had its revenge. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Mirabell was something now apart from all of them; she was to be pitied, cared for, comforted, but she could give none of them anything. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Charles Dickens Other shops the wasps had entirely to themselves, and nobody cared and nobody came when I beat with a five-franc piece upon the board of custom. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Borrow He was in a great rage and threatened to imprison me; I told him he might and that I cared not. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

George Gissing But nothing would have mattered if only her husband had cared for her. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

F. Scott Fitzgerald If he had really cared for her he would have known. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Edith Wharton The Duke’s would-be protectors, Austria and the Holy See, were too busy organising the hasty coalition of the powers to come to his aid, had he cared to call on them. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

The chessboard was always waiting for him, his corner table was always reserved; even when the place was full he had it to himself, since nobody cared to be seen sitting too close to him. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

George Gissing It grew clear to me that I had better be proud of being proud, and a good way to that end was to let people know I cared nothing for their opinion. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Yet I could plead plenty of excuses for my life, if I cared to trouble you with them; but I don’t. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

D. H. Lawrence It was the church building he cared for; and yet his soul was passionate for something. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Adams For English reforms Adams cared nothing. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

A. E. W. Mason He would not indeed have cared had it happened, had the word been spoken. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

George Eliot Not that he cared for the florins save perhaps for Romola’s sake: he would give up the florins readily enough. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am young, I know, but I have never cared much for other young people. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Anthony Trollope Of course she would care for him no more — more especially as it was so very evident that he cared not at all for her. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne As long as he could get beef and horses, he cared for nothing else. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

George Gissing He fell again into torpor, and let the days go as they would; he cared not. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Leslie Stephen Neither of the travellers, as Boswell remarks, cared much for “rural beauties. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

The sun was gaining power with every moment, and blazing down upon the occupants of the car; but Robin cared not at all. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell He left me to bear the burden and the shame; and never cared to learn, as he might have done, of Leonard’s birth. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

And then the young man had found himself face to face with stern necessity, and in a hard, indifferent world that knew nothing of him and cared nothing for him. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Is he the first man who has got into a dilemma of that kind, and got out of it? He thought I cared for Lionel, and that so there was no hope for him. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

G. K. Chesterton He listened with solemn receptivity to all the news that so important a messenger could bring him from the outer world; but he cared for nothing except the outer world. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

George Elio The candle, placed high up, shed a soft light down on the one object she cared to see. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Little cared Mr. Carlyle for the bundle, in comparison with his care for his wife. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

James Anthony Froude He cared simply for spiritual truth, and literature in his eyes was only useful as a means of teaching it. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Little he cared as to the means, provided he could lay the foundation of his fortunes, and assure his independence. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

T. E. Lawrence It a little smote me to play tricks, for he was generous towards my wishes: but the stakes were high, beyond his sight, and I cared nothing what he thought of me so that we won. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Renzo pursued his way deliberately and easily, as all he cared for was to reach the vicinity of Milan that day, so that he might enter next morning early, and immediately begin his search. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

William Makepeace Thackeray He cared not the least about dying; and knelt down and had his head off as coolly as if he were looking on at the same ceremony performed on another. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

But you can say that you all thought he — cared for — me. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope He certainly had cared very much. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Henry Kingsley One moment he was saying to himself, “How beautiful she was!” and the next, “She was as treacherous as a tiger; she never could have cared for me. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Algernon Blackwood Aesthetics, Art, rules and principles might go hang for all I cared or any good they did me. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

But her hair was still very pretty and beautifully cared for, and she had pretty hands which she rubbed with cold cream after washing the tea things. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

James Hogg His presence always brought joy with it into our family, for my mother was uplifted, and I had so few who cared for me, or for whom I cared, that I felt rather gratified at seeing him. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

George Gissing I can’t imagine myself marrying a prosperous shopkeeper; but if I cared for a clerk who had nothing but a pound a week, I would marry him tomorrow. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

For politics he cared not a jot, but he could drive tandem better than any other undergraduate of his year. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle His religion is cared for, and he is expected to put in an appearance at hall and at chapel. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Edith Wharton I suppose if I’d cared less I should have been more confident. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

George Eliot Hence, in proportion as he foresaw that his equals in the neighbourhood would be indignant with him for his political choice, he cared keenly about making a good figure before them in every other way. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Oddly, the more deeply she cared for him, the more now she detested the thought of his physically possessing her. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Few people in the country drained by the Rio Bravo would have cared thus to invade alone the camp of Bud King. But this fell bird swooped fearlessly upon them and demanded to be fed. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

I’ve exaggerated if I’ve given the impression that fishing was the ONLY thing I cared about. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Charles Dickens There we found, sitting by a fire, a very old man in a flannel coat: clean, cheerful, comfortable, and well cared for, but intensely deaf. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

But I should never again believe that he cared for what I had staked my all on. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Thomas Hardy I cared most about the purse itself, because it was given me. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope For all that the Duke cared nothing. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu If I were the sort of man I describe, I should be worth, if I cared for it, ten times what I have in as many years. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Anthony Trollope I had been in partnership with Crinkett and wanted to get out of the thing, and go in altogether for Polyeuka. At that time the woman cared little for husbands or lovers. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

He had succeeded by dint of exertions, (the result of which has been seen), and now cared very little whether I was mad or not. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Elizabeth Gaskell But I could have cared for you very much as a cousin — as a kind cousin. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Anthony Trollope Who did care for him? There were two women who cared for him, who really loved him, who would make almost any sacrifice for him, who would even forget his sins, or at least forgive them. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Henry Adams The earliest of these pictures count for most, as first impressions must, and Adams never afterwards cared much for landscape education, except perhaps in the tropics for the sake of the contrast. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Not that she cared for Dick; but, you see, they were gentlemen. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Rudyard Kipling Very few men who had the honour of her acquaintance cared to disregard Madame’s advice. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Eliot She loved Tom very dearly, but she often wished that he cared more about her loving him. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Edith Wharton There isn’t any other copy; but then you never cared for it much, and I guess I can do better. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

I, all my life I have never cared what I did nor minded what I did, and I am young and have everything before me. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Eliot She wondered if young Towers cared much about it, for he had not been to the house lately, and her sister and brothers were rather inclined to sneer than to sympathize. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

Theodore Dreiser The evil was now done, and the best that he could do, if he cared for her at all — and he did — was to overlook it. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope He cared little for society, judging men to be doing evil who did care for it. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

And so, as I cared more for my peace of mind than for anything else, I consented forthwith. An Honest Thief by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1848]

George Gissing Any one who cared much what happened to me would have seen the all but impossibility of keeping such a secret. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

But I cared little for this; all I wanted to know was whether Mr. Blake would approach her or not during the evening. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

He became content with Mardykes Hall, laid out money on it, and although he never again cared to cross the lake, he seemed to like the scenery. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

They looked to the new king to administer his little realm; the new king, who, alas! cared for none of these things. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Arnold Bennett At first he had not cared for George, being repelled by George’s loud, positive tones, his brusque and often violent gestures, and his intense absorption in himself. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Charles Dickens The English, keeping side by side in a great mass, cared no more for the showers of Norman arrows than if they had been showers of Norman rain. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Had Mr. Higginbotham cared about posthumous renown, his untimely ghost would have exulted in this tumult. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Henry James She presently discovered, in truth, that this obligation was of the lightest and that Mrs. Touchett cared very little how Miss Stackpole behaved. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Edith Wharton Hardly any of his acquaintances cared for Americana, or knew anything about them; and the consciousness of this ignorance threw Mr. Gryce’s knowledge into agreeable relief. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Anthony Trollope It was not that he cared for her dower. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

The only people he had ever cared for were the men and women he had known in India; and he had lost sight of those since his marriage. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

No one really cared about it except Bacon. But in these years (1615 and 1616) two things happened of the utmost consequence to him. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Maria Edgeworth I always thought that she cared for no one but for me; but now I find she can throw me off as easily as she would her glove. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope Cecilia cared nothing for equality, but would not consent to be held to have lost anything. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

By this time, so far had his idea progressed, that he cared nothing for the possible dangers of the night — he confided in his star. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

G. K. Chesterton When I made these cities, I cared no more for them than I care for a centaur, or a merman, or a fish with legs, or a pig with feathers, or any other absurdity. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Marjorie Bowen He almost persuaded himself that he had really cared for Miss Boyle. Certainly that night at the theatre—— He laughed a little; it could not but amuse him that he found himself there at all. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

George Meredith My hero! my poor dear! He thinking I cared for nothing but amusement, flattery. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

He cared nothing for hieroglyphics, scenery bored him, antiquities, art, had no charm for him. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

A. E. W. Mason I think, too, he cared for you. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

He cared not a button for the show. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

An unwelcomed infant it was, poor thing! It might have wailed out of life, and nobody cared a morsel, during those first hours of existence. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Algernon Blackwood For even in the busiest time before examinations there were few men who cared to avail themselves of the gruesome privilege of night-work, for which special permission, too, was necessary. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

D. H. Lawrence But why care, why bother? And he had not cared nor bothered till now, when this woman had come into his life. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

And they must have noticed that you cared for her. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

George Gissing It was not a time that he cared to reflect upon. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Anthony Trollope She’ll be turned out to beg across the world; and what’ll ever become of her?” “Your father’ll be cared for, Thady. Though no one else should see to him, I will, for your sake. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]