care for

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v care for provide treatment for "The doctor treated my broken leg","The nurses cared for the bomb victims","The patient must be treated right away or she will die","Treat the infection with antibiotics"
    • v care for be fond of; be attached to
    • v care for have a liking, fondness, or taste (for)
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Quotations

  • Samuel Butler
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    “He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
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    “It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.”
  • Thomas Kempis
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    “Don't think so much about who is for or against you, rather give all your care, that God be with you in everything you do.”
  • Joseph Addison
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    “One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.”
  • Princess of Wales Diana
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    “Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.”

Idioms

Be careful what you wish for - If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences.('Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true.' and 'Be careful what you wish for; you may receive it.' are also used.)
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Usage

In literature:

But Polly don't care for him, mind you.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
For ten people who care for me there isn't one capable of caring for George Tanqueray.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
But who cares for me, of whose care I can be proud?
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
The more Mervyn sulks, the more it shows that he cares for her; and if she cares for him, of course it will come right.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I don't care for perlice nor anything.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
His are boundless, eternal, and show forth His guardian care for all His creatures.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Mary cared for him from habit, from a sense of decorum, and for the fitness of things; but that was not love.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
You know, Robin, old boy, I don't care for Pendragon very much.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
There was wealth, comfort, and happiness even among the domestic animals, for they were all well cared for, and well kept.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
It was not in Nigel, either, to care long for anyone who cared for him so much.
"Bird of Paradise" by Ada Leverson
She doesn't care for me because of what I do for her.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
People must love her if they cared for her at all; and they couldn't help caring for her.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Well, if I was ambitious, it was rather for her than myself; and if she cares for me, what else matters to either of us?
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
Christina had hardly an eye for them; and St. Leger, if he looked, did not care for what he saw.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
The lad was at once taken to the town of Garfield and was cared for.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Preston called me to stay and have some fruit; but I went on to the study, not caring for fruit or for anything else.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
And van Hert cared ... well, he cared for someone else too, yet he was going to marry Meryl.
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
I suppose you think I cared for her before I cared for you?
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Their eyes had not met once during the time she was caring for him.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
I can fancy a man really caring for a girl down in Galway.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

Yet let me now be careful
Not to give too much
To one so shy and fearful
For like a gun is touch.
"What Is To Be Given" by Delmore Schwartz
I only laugh, for now of these
I have no care,
Now that to me the fair is foul,
And foul as fair.
"Love's Landmarks" by Richard Le Gallienne
There is sunshine everywhere
For thy heart and mine:
God, for every sin and care,
Is the cure divine.
"Within and Without: Part V: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
Pleasure he gives to you,
Dance then, and spare not!
For the poor fiddler's due,
Know not and care not.
"The Fiddler" by Robert Fuller Murray
I fear no care for gold;
Well-doing is my wealth;
My mind to me an empire is,
While grace affordeth health.
"Content and Rich" by Robert Southwell
Does he study the wants of his own dominion?
Or doesn't he care for public opinion
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The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear

In news:

A Concord restaurateur will hold a fundraiser Sunday for Juliana Ordaz, a 9-year-old Pittburg girl who is in hospice care for cancer and wants to visit Mexico.
My wife, Pam, was cared for by hospice during the last months of her illness, and I will be eternally grateful for the support and care they gave to both her and to me.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified an error related to the submission of measure No 235, Hypertension : Plan of Care, for the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).
A new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges improved access to health care for minority women in order to reduce the infant mortality rates.
The WhyNotPortland campaign, which was seeking a ballot measure that would have required the city to provide basic health care for all children, did not submit enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
Central to the mission of St Elizabeth Health Center to "care for all" is the Catholic faith that has served as its foundation for a century.
Learn more tips for caring for, grooming and training your favorite pet.
Leary , a psychotherapist and professor of death studies, has written an extraordinarily clear-eyed and helpful guide for those who must care for a dying loved one, an almost unavoidable and challenging situation.
The Terry hospital would become Lillie 's place of work for the next 46 ½ years of her life caring for members of her community.
They are owned and cared for by noted feline expert Keith Evans, who has been training exotic animals for more than 30 years.
COLUMBUS — Supporters, including the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, say it's the best way to ensure a safe, affordable food supply for Ohioans and proper care for Ohio livestock .
Four Pinocchios for a Virginia Democratic party mailer : Romney proposed ending health care for wounded vets.
We are looking for Registered Nurses with medicine and telemetry experience, and an interest in caring for patients with GI, liver, and general medicine diagnoses.
For some, medical school and hospital residencies offer more than an education in caring for patients.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressman Paul Ryan's plan for Medicare gets all the attention, but the GOP vice presidential candidate has proposed even bigger changes to medical care for the poor and disabled.
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In science:

We are grateful to Al Levine for a careful reading of the manuscript and helpful comments, and to Fred Rasio for many stimulating discussions about globular clusters.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
Lahti for many discussions, and for the careful reading of the article.
The phase representation of covariant phase observables
Flip() takes care for the correct order of particle and anti-particles in the list of arguments in the Zfuncs, i.e. the sequence of spinors.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Special care has to be taken for the sign of the product, which depends on the place of the matched color index in the list of arguments for the structure constant.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Then, we proceed with the String Generator family which takes care for the proper storage of the Z functions.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Technically, this class provides the user with all possible operations of a complex number in the same syntax, but is taking care for the correct representation in a string form with all possible preferences of the operators and the appropriate use of brackets.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
This case has model character for the other cases and for this reason we present carefully the sometimes very complicated estimates.
Relative Zeta Functions, Determinants, Torsion, Index Theorems and Invariants for Open Manifolds
Interactions will introduce an additional complexity to the treatment of network behaviour as they might contradict latency hiding technique. This is unavoidably true for user dialogue elements. For the loading of large binary elements, a careful time control will be needed.
Media Objects in Time - A Multimedia Streaming System
TVU)WY X[Z]\_ ^a`)bYc`edf`eX[gh We would like to thank Hans Cycon and his group for the pleasant collaboration. They developed the highly optimised Wavelet Video algorithms and the codec. Mark Palkow carefully ported the codec to JAVA. Torsten Rack was responsible for the authoring tool.
Media Objects in Time - A Multimedia Streaming System
We claim that the difference in both figures (3) comes from the fact that the second method is not able to care for those avalanches which do not reach the end of the table.
Avalanche statistics of sand heaps
This line of approach, also discussed in for the satisfiability problem, is developed here systematically through the addition of an extra state for the variables which allows to take care of the clustered structure of the space of solutions.
Constraint Satisfaction by Survey Propagation
However for the Lie superalgebras we care about, i.e. for simple Lie superalgebras, the above will not work.
Constructing r-matrices on simple Lie superalgebras
Preˇsna jder for their careful reading of the manuscript and for their valuable comments and finally I wish to thank K.
An appropriate candidate for exact distribution of closed random walks using quantum groups
We shall be careful that the second equation of (3.18) only holds for p′′ not for general q by definition (3.9) and (3.17).
Some representations of nongraded Lie algebras of generalized Witt type
We thank John Danziger and C´eline P´eroux for a very careful reading of the manuscript and for very useful comments, and A.
The cosmic evolution of the galaxy luminosity density
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