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Synonyms for cark

to cause anxious uneasiness in

to focus the attention on something moodily and at length

Synonyms for cark

disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

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I came very close to carking it and I wouldn't be here so I can't thank them enough.
For Montaigne, a melancholy temperament was foreign to his character: 'C'est une humeur melancolique, et une humeur par consequent tres ennemie de ma complexion naturelle, produite par le chagrin de la solitude en laquelle il y a quelques annees que je m'estoy jette, qui m'a mis premierement en teste cette resverie de me mesler d'escrire" [It is a melancholy humor, and consequently a hatefull enemy to my naturall complexion, bred by the anxiete, and produced by the anguish of carking care, whereinto some yeares since I cast my selfe, that first put this humorous conceipt of writing into my head] (II: 8.
1 Getting bored of your iPod carking it right in the middle of your favourite song and plunging you back into the terrible world of other people's chatter and having to interact with society at large?
and who offers to ship with the Phaedon instead of Bowditch in his head , melancholy, carking
Dodd is a leading man of the Rationalist Press Association, a militant Agnostic, and a dear compact man, one of those Middle Victorians who go about with a preoccupied carking air, as though, after having been at great cost and pains to banish God from the universe, they were resolved not to permit Him back on any terms whatever.
But there's nowhere better to indulge in a far-fetched soapy homage to the art of carking it than the early evening TV schedules.
The Antijacobin Review concurs: "no envious spirit, no carking discontent is to be traced in Clare's Poems.
And leave unhappy care, Old carking thought and riddles none may know, To roam instead on boisterous hill-tops bare, And hear the windy paean of the crow Chime to the cheerful lisp of brooks below.
base and vile carking care, extended and full of toiling labor" (195).