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care a whit

To care just the smallest amount. (A "whit" is an iota.) Often used in the negative. I don't care a whit what the neighbors say, I'm not taking that fence down!
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not one whit

old-fashioned Not at all or in any way. We are not concerned about the investigation—not one whit. We have nothing to hide. A: "Do you mind if I tag along this afternoon?" B: "Not one whit!"
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not a whit

old-fashioned Not at all or in any way. We are not concerned about the investigation—not a whit. We have nothing to hide. A: "Do you mind if I tag along this afternoon?" B: "Not a whit!"
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never a whit

old-fashioned Not at all or in any way. Sinful thought, though less condemnable than action, is never a whit less morally repugnant.
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to wit

That is; more precisely; namely. Often used in technical or formal writing. The officer testified to having found several grams of a Class B narcotic, to wit, cocaine, on the defendant's person at the time of arrest. The plot is absolutely absurd, such as it is—to wit, an axe-wielding murderer teams up with a cyborg cop to stop an alien invasion.
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didn't care a whit

 and don't care a whit
didn't care at all. Sally thought Joe liked her, but he didn't care a whit about her. I don't care a whit what you do with my old clothes.
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to wit

namely; that is; that is to say. The criminal was punished; to wit, he received a 20-year sentence. Many students, to wit Mary, Bill, Sue, and Anne, complained about their teacher.
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to wit

That is to say, namely, as in There are three good reasons for not going, to wit, we don't want to, we don't have to, and we can't get a reservation . This expression comes from the now archaic verb to wit, meaning "know or be aware of," not heard except in this usage. [Late 1500s]
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not a/one ˈwhit

(old-fashioned) not at all; not the smallest amount: The party leaders care not a whit about the principles of democracy and freedom.
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to ˈwit

(old-fashioned, formal) used when you are about to be more exact about something you have just referred to: I told him I only spoke one foreign language, to wit French.
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to wit

That is to say; namely.
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to wit

Namely, that is to say. This expression comes from the sixteenth-century archaic verb to wit, meaning to know or be aware of. The current usage has long been a cliché. It often appears before a list of some kind, as in, “His whole family plans to attend, to wit, his parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins.”
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"On her birthday in May, a load of us celebrated her life in Grimsby and loads of her friends came up too - we all t-shirts done with all different pictures of Whit on them."
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Rex Mannings (Dwaine Stevenson) asks Whit, 'What is life?' before he blows his brains out as an answer.
While Dan and Whit's bread selection leans heavily on Wonder, Arnold and other mass-market brands, it also gets a daily shipment of fresh, crusty, delicious baguettes from the King Arthur Flour Visitors Center, two miles away.
The scale of acetylene improvement can be decreased in length whit the application effect of nitrogen gas with 60 kg/ha, this decrease can be seen very fast, this action showes the high sensivity of nitrogen the limitation scale of 60 to 120 kgN/ha the activity of bacteria is balanced.
The tourism industry is gaining ground at this time of year, so whether you want to have a round of golf at one of North Wales' challenging courses, a battery-re-charging walk along one of our secluded beaches, or a spot of challenging rock climbing with your mates, make a pact with yourself to get out there this Whit break, and enjoy the beautiful natural playground that is North Wales.
Red Stovall, un chanteur de honkytonk, accompagne de son neveu Whit et du grand-pere, se rend a Nashville pour une audition au Grand Ole Opry.
As 'Son' often told me, on Whit Sunday in 1925 one of the six regular dancers dropped out.
CUTLINE: (1) Holden director Whit Wales uses video to craft a unique version of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie." (2) Director Whit Wales, right, looks over the figures of a glass menagerie set with cast members of "The Glass Menagerie" during a rehearsal at the First Parish Church, Fitchburg.
After laboring over the "long, tortured speech" as Whit called it, he accompanied Wilson to Texas to hear him deliver his remarks at a meeting of the American Heart Fund.
The American Council of Life Insurers sees stranger-originated business as "a big problem" and is looking to address it through the NAIC and the states, said ACLI spokesman Whit Cornman.
The banners were paraded during Bedworth's annual Whit Walk - an event which folded more than 20 years ago.
Salma Yaqoob, the new Respect councillor, rose to ask Mike Whit by, the Tory leader of the council, whether he had anything more to say about her comments last month highlighting the lack of non-white faces in the cabinet.
HFF executive managing director Whit Wilcox and senior managing director Jon Mikula exclusively represented the borrower, a joint venture between a fund advised by JP Morgan Investment Management and The Gale Company.
Whit Press (Hugo House, 1634 Eleventh Ave, Seattle WA 98122).