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No one seemed to care about her feelings.
Of course I care what happens to the school!
He wasn't lying – he genuinely didn't care whether he passed his exams or not.
They cared passionately about the environment.
Our mother said she didn't care either way, as long as we were all happy.
He neither knew nor cared what she meant by that remark.
I couldn't care less how you do it – just do it.
As if she cares whether he's happy or not!
What do the bus company care if you have to wait for three hours?
This is the British English definition of care. View American English definition of care.
the part of the nucleus of an atom that has no electrical charge
… to reveal a small part of your intentions in order to attract support, without actually committing yourself to doing anythingadd a word
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