Anyone who cares about Israelis and Palestinians can play a productive role in ending this prolonged conflict.
By day, she cares for her children in a bombed-out milk factory that hosts her orphanage, Okutiuka.
Who cares if the poufy skirt I found had an elastic waistband and was decidedly not Balenciaga?
For the security of the numerous Afghan informants who work with U.S. troops, he cares not a jot.
They're the party that cares about cutting taxes on the wealthy, period and end of story.
He cares nothing, for example, for what we call the beauties of nature.
Do not be over-anxious, therefore, about to-morrow, for to-morrow will bring its own cares.
But who cares to hear any more about me, with all these great things coming on?
I don't imagine there's a single one that cares a bone button for me.
If one's life is not worshipful, no one cares for his professions.
Old English caru, cearu "sorrow, anxiety, grief," also "burdens of mind; serious mental attention," from Proto-Germanic *karo (cf. Old Saxon kara "sorrow;" Old High German chara "wail, lament;" Gothic kara "sorrow, trouble, care;" German Karfreitag "Good Friday"), from PIE root *gar- "cry out, call, scream" (cf. Irish gairm "shout, cry, call;" see garrulous).
Different sense evolution in related Dutch karig "scanty, frugal," German karg "stingy, scanty." The sense development in English is from "cry" to "lamentation" to "grief." Meaning "charge, oversight, protection" is attested c.1400, the sense in care of in addressing. To take care of "take in hand, do" is from 1580s.
Old English carian, cearian "be anxious, grieve; to feel concern or interest," from Proto-Germanic *karojanan (cf. Old High German charon "to lament," Old Saxon karon "to care, to sorrow"), from the same source as care (n.). OED emphasizes that it is in "no way related to L. cura." Related: Cared; caring.
To not care as a negative dismissal is attested from mid-13c. Phrase couldn't care less is from 1946; could care less in the same sense (with an understood negative) is from 1966. Care also figures in many "similies of indifference" in the form don't care a _____, with the blank filled by fig, pin, button, cent, straw, rush, point, farthing, snap, etc., etc.
Positive senses, e.g. "have an inclination" (1550s); "have fondness for" (1520s) seem to have developed later as mirrors to the earlier negative ones.