careful (adj.) Old form(s): carefull
anxious, concerned, worried
CE I.i.79[Egeon to Duke] My wife, more careful for the latter-born
CE V.i.299[Egeon to Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus] careful hours with time's deformed hand / Have written strange defeatures in my face
H5 IV.i.224[King Henry alone] Let us our lives, our souls, / Our debts, our careful wives ... lay on the King!
H8 I.ii.130[Wolsey to and of Surveyor] Most like a careful subject
R2 II.ii.75[Queen Isabel to Green, of York] full of careful business are his looks!
R3 I.iii.82[Queen Elizabeth to Richard] By Him that raised me to this careful height
Sonn.143.1[] Like as a careful housewife runs to catch / One of her feathered creatures broke away
Tit IV.iv.84[Tamora to Saturninus] The eagle suffers little birds to sing, / And is not careful what they mean thereby
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