care of (someone)

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care of (someone)

To the mailing address of someone. This phrase is typically written on a package or letter in cases when the intended recipient is only at someone's address temporarily or occasionally. You can just send my Christmas card care of my aunt because I'll be staying at her place for the holidays.
See also: care, of
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ˈcare of somebody

(American English also in ˈcare of somebody) used when writing to somebody at another person’s address: Write to me care of my sister, because I’ll be touring Africa for six months.
This expression is usually written as ‘c/o’ on envelopes.
See also: care, of, somebody
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References in classic literature ?
Hardyman promised to have the dog looked for in every part of the farm, and to send him back in the care of one of his own men.
I have no fears of taking care of myself, but the world insists on taking care of one as well.
Since you trusted yourself to the care of one of that nation, I only wonder that you have not fallen in with more."
Go, monsieur, take care of one of the best of soldiers, and when you have reposed a little, come and place yourself at my disposal."
The obvious answer to this was, that the greater part of them would be away on their autumn travels, and that the few who remained at home might be confided to the care of one of my brother drawing-masters, whose pupils I had once taken off his hands under similar circumstances.
More than once she said to me: "One would like to put the care of one's personal safety into the hands of that man.
Then, seemingly content with his examination, he returned to his comfortable post and disposed of his weary limbs, with the deliberation and care of one who was no novice in the art of self-preservation.
Markleham, in tears, 'for taking care of one's family!
By the time that Archibald, putting with the care of one brushing flies off a sleeping Venus, had holed out and won the thirteenth, he was in the full grip of this feeling.
Becky and she live together, and take care of one another in true Damon and Pythias style.
Dorothy's acuteness taught her that severity would crush the spirit of the child, and she nurtured him with the gentle care of one who handles a butterfly.
Some people who engaged in the clean up have commented that it is somewhat ridiculous to take care of one's environment just on one day of the year and then be careless for the rest.
The charity grew from taking care of one thin little Lurcher to now caring for more than 1,000 domestic pets a year.
Campbell is under the care of one of Brazil's top infection specialists, it was reported.
So, knowing that amine security is lax for travelling toddlers, Duncombe posed as an infant in the care of one unstoked Matt Mumford, who owed Duncombe a huge favor.