Starvation and diseases arising from malnutrition were daily worries.
“Here are the worries [if] Robert goes back to being publisher,” the Journal reporter said.
And yet despite her worries, she remains resolutely upbeat, signing her emails with greetings like “Have a fabulous day!”
It reflects the default cinematic style of our era but not the spirit of the age or the worries that keep us up at night.
“A remnant of you worries the same way you did when they were teenagers,” she says.
To conclude the list of my worries, I received an angry answer from Helena.
It worries me to see you standing there, and I'm sure you look tired enough.
She was told that with rest and no worries, her father would recover in a week or two.
The child knows nothing of anything, and he worries him about the knife, the knife.
I cherish your so periodical and so munificent thoughts of me as one of the good things of this world of worries.
Old English wyrgan "to strangle," from West Germanic *wurgijanan (cf. Middle Dutch worghen, Dutch worgen, Old High German wurgen, German würgen "to strangle," Old Norse virgill "rope"), from PIE *wergh- "to turn" (see wring). Related: Worrisome; worrying.
The oldest sense was obsolete in English after c.1600; meaning "annoy, bother, vex," first recorded 1670s, developed from that of "harass by rough or severe treatment" (1550s), as of dogs or wolves attacking sheep. Meaning "to cause mental distress or trouble" is attested from 1822; intransitive sense of "to feel anxiety or mental trouble" is first recorded 1860.
1804, from worry (v.).