care (n.)
responsibility, duty, matter of concern
2H4 IV.v.136[King Henry IV as if to England] What wilt thou do when riot is thy care?
Cym V.v.83[Lucius to Cymbeline] so much / For my peculiar care
R2 IV.i.195[Richard to Bolingbroke] My care is loss of care by old care done [i.e. my grief is loss of responsibility through my former lack of diligence] [second instance]
R2 IV.i.196[Richard to Bolingbroke] Your care is gain of care by new care won [i.e. your grief is gain of responsibility won by your new diligence] [second instance]
RJ III.v.178[Capulet to Lady Capulet, of Juliet] my care hath been / To have her matched [also: sense 3]
Sonn.48.7[] Thou best of dearest and mine only care
Tim III.iv.116.1[Timon to Flavius, of how to prepare a table for his guests] Be it not in thy care
WT IV.iv.352[disguised Polixenes to Florizel, of Perdita] if you make a care / Of happy holding her [i.e. if you are concerned to keep her happy]
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