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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·cern v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concerned p. pr. & vb. n. Concerning.]
 1. To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
    Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ.   --Acts xxviii. 31.
    Our wars with France have affected us in our most tender interests, and concerned us more than those with any other nation.   --Addison.
 It much concerns a preacher first to learn
 The genius of his audience and their turn.   --Dodsley.
    Ignorant, so far as the usual instruction is concerned.   --J. F. Cooper.
 2. To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.
    They think themselves out the reach of Providence, and no longer concerned to solicit his favor.   --Rogers.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·cern·ing, prep. Pertaining to; regarding; having relation to; respecting; as regards.
    I have accepted thee concerning this thing.   --Gen. xix. 21.
    The Lord hath spoken good concerning Israel.   --Num. x. 29.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·cern·ing, a. Important. [Archaic]
    So great and so concerning truth.   --South.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·cern·ing n.
 1. That in which one is concerned or interested; concern; affair; interest. “Our everlasting concernments.”
    To mix with thy concernments I desist.   --Milton.
 2. Importance; moment; consequence.
    Let every action of concernment to begun with prayer.   --Jer. Taylor.
 3. Concern; participation; interposition.
    He married a daughter to the earl without any other approbation of her father or concernment in it, than suffering him and her come into his presence.   --Clarendon.
 4. Emotion of mind; solicitude; anxiety.
    While they are so eager to destroy the fame of others, their ambition is manifest in their concernment.   --Dryden.