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    marvan is offline Junior Member
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    Care to do st

    Hello,

    I would like to ask for help. I have come across the following expression (it is from Oscar Wild's The Canterville Ghost):

    " ... we have not cared to live here" (in the Canterville Chase).

    I do not quite understand whether it means that they lived there or not. Secondly, how would you explain the word "Chase"? Is it kind of a manor house or anything similar?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Care to do st

    "we have not cared to" = do not want to/have no desire to.

    "Chase" originally meant an area in which hunting [usually of deer] took place, and became attached to hunting lodges, somewhere to stay when hunting. So eventually it became a fancy name for a largish country house.

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