from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • prep. With regard to: We are puzzled as to how it happened.
  • prep. According to: candidates who were chosen as to ability.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • prep. With reference or regard to.
  • prep. according to; in a manner conforming or corresponding to; in proportion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv.


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  • Grant had immediately made some less-than-gentlemanly suggestions as to why Tyler should meet with her.

    The Ark

  • You know, they took a pool on the da Vinci as to what name you and Rinic would pick for my great-granddaughter.


  • The clergyman deputed by the bishop to look after the prisoners had to inquire constantly "quae illorum cura adhibeatur, cum in primis ad animae salutem, tum etiam ad corporis sustentationem", i.e. what care was taken of them, first in regard to their spiritual needs and then as to their physical welfare.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • How many patients never saw a billboard or a flyer and so never reported to the registry; how many were ill but had no idea as to what it was they were suffering from; how many had died from lupus complications before the Buffalo Lupus Project even began?

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • They then resorted to intrigue and bribery at the Court with such success that they were not only freed from the sentence of exile, but permitted to regain possession of their churches in Spain, where, under the patronage of the imperial officials, they enjoyed such power as to compel Ithacius to withdraw from the country.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Of more importance to residents, as well as to activists like Crespo, Gardella, Grant, and Anderson, is this: by 2006 they had succeeded in presenting enough of a case—and exerting enough relentless community pressure—to force the cleanup of 858 East Ferry despite the Superfund being empty.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The ethical side of the Dualism of Priscillian with its low concept of nature gave rise to an indecent system of asceticism as well as to some peculiar liturgical observances, such as fasting on Sundays and on

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Kerr was blind as to which of the identical rats had been given the entire nerve-regenerating cocktail.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • A very private club with cinder-block, barbed-wire-topped walls; with guarded, padlocked gates; and a membership exam so exquisitely obtuse as to be incomprehensible and unconquerable.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • Her name is Natalia Demkina, and scientists remain baffled as to why she can see through walls.

    Super People


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