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 ?
The man that had the care of us never gave me a kind word in my life.
But don't worry; the shaggy man will take care of us."
There was no change of attitude, no gesture; the effect of her speech was produced entirely by the inflections of her voice, and when she came to the question, "Will God take care of us when we die?" she uttered it in such a tone of plaintive appeal that the tears came into some of the hardest eyes.
"I think, Elinor," she presently added, "we must employ Edward to take care of us in our return to Barton.
"A lady to take care of us at last," said one of the twins, "and you have killed her!"
We rode near forty miles together on the Exeter road, and then abandoning our horses, scrambled as well as we could through the fields and bye-roads, till we arrived at a little wild hut on a common, where a poor old woman took all the care of us she could, and dressed my wound with salve, which quickly healed it."
Perhaps it is having these grown-up children who we think can take care of us - Canada and Australia, and the others.
Two days after we came to the city of Naun, or Naum; we thanked the governor for his care of us, and collected to the value of a hundred crowns, or thereabouts, which we gave to the soldiers sent to guard us; and here we rested one day.
Ona could have taken care of us all, in the beginning." Marija spoke without emotion, as one who had come to regard things from the business point of view.
Casaubon always expressly recognized it as his duty to take care of us because of the harsh injustice which had been shown to his mother's sister.
We become afraid that we ourselves might be as the leper or as the blind, and that no man would have care of us. It is curiously limiting, too.
"God is taking good care of us and I was overwhelmed, although we are not releasing the name any time soon.
'Son, you've always told your mom and me that someday you'd like to take care of us so we won't have to work as hard any longer,' he said.
She takes care of us when we are vulnerable babies, and unable to fend for ourselves.
[Plant trees, let us take good care of our environment because in return, it will also take good care of us.]