trouble oneself

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v trouble oneself take the trouble to do something; concern oneself "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday","Don't bother, please"
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Usage

In literature:

With so many things to think of there is no time to trouble about oneself.
"Tales of Terror and Mystery" by Arthur Conan Doyle
PASS, care, trouble oneself.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
PASS, care, trouble oneself.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
It saves all the trouble and perplexity of thinking for oneself.
"Henrietta's Wish" by Charlotte M. Yonge
PASS, care, trouble oneself.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
PASS, care, trouble oneself.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
PASS, care, trouble oneself.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
To give oneself so much trouble for this!
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
It is considered right to help another in trouble before thinking of oneself.
"A Trip to Venus" by John Munro
It may be well to add that worry about oneself is invariably an accompaniment of all these troubles.
"Poise: How to Attain It" by D. Starke
And in any case, if trouble can be deferred until to-morrow, why concern oneself over it?
"54-40 or Fight" by Emerson Hough
It needs but a moment to free oneself from all one's troubles.
"A Mummer's Tale" by Anatole France
Why trouble oneself imagining obstacles!...
"Luna Benamor" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
With so many things to think of there is no time to trouble about oneself.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Why work, why trouble oneself.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
I seized feverishly the rifle, but, vain trouble, one could not see two steps before oneself.
"The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ" by Nicolas Notovitch
To pity oneself or another for the troubles that come through slackness is effeminacy.
"William Blake" by Charles Gardner
In a climate like this, it's prudent to save oneself unnecessary trouble.
"Wyndham's Pal" by Harold Bindloss
Why give oneself so much trouble for nothing?
"A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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