The whole concern
Concern Con*cern", n. 1. That which relates or belongs to one; business; affair. [1913 Webster]

The private concerns of fanilies. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. That which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment. [1913 Webster]

Mysterious secrets of a high concern. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

3. Interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety. [1913 Webster]

O Marcia, let me hope thy kind concerns And gentle wishes follow me to battle. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

4. (Com.) Persons connected in business; a firm and its business; as, a banking concern. [1913 Webster]

{The whole concern}, all connected with a particular affair or business.

Syn: Care; anxiety; solicitude; interest; regard; business; affair; matter; moment. See {Care}. [1913 Webster]


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