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  • A reply to an unimportant or irrelevant statement, indicating indifference on the part of the speaker.
  • A reply that diminishes the importance of another speaker's immediately preceding statement.


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  • I go along with Dr. Turner because the whole idea of her—Supermom and superprincipled high school principal along with super D.C. advocate, someone who cares so much—is so quaint as to possibly be inspiring.

    You Know Where to Find Me

  • “Nahás asfar” = yellow copper, brass as opposed to Nahás ahmar = copper The reader who cares to study the subject will find much about it in my “Book of The Sword,” chaps. iv.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • One who cares to climb can ascend the Cerro del Berrego and view the old ruins which mark the spot where the Mexicans were defeated during the French invasion, June 13, 1862.

    Six Months in Mexico

  • The likelihood of option 3 depends on the existence of a supernatural Creator who cares about a nonsterile universe.

    The Language of God

  • I dined with them, traded a text or two with the Reverend, joined them in evening prayers, squired her along the Queen's Road — she was all for it, of course, but what was middling rum was that he was, too; it ain't every middle-aged vicar who cares to see his young bride escorted by a dashing Lancer with Balaclava whiskers.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • The balanced power of Johnson's English can not fail to delight the student of letters who cares to interest himself in the matter of sentence-building.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • An observer unaware of this history might expect that anyone who believes in a God who cares about human beings that is, a theist would be someone who believes in Intelligent Design.

    The Language of God

  • "Aw, who cares about stupid trees," Ted said snidely.

    Stork Naked

  • 'Fiddlesticks! 'said Charley,' who cares for what Bob Harrison does?

    The Rivals: A Chickahominy Story

  • Translated by an eminent scholar, Mr. Martin Hume, and printed in a book, they could have been read by Freeman himself, and can be read by any one who cares to undertake the task.

    The Life of Froude


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