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  • adv. By comparison, comparatively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. in comparison.

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Examples

  • When the drafts of the new laws concerning marriage, the schools, and the interconfessional relations, in respect to which points there were many gaps in the Concordat, came up for discussion in the House of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • It has been perhaps sufficiently suggested that the altercation in Mr. Schofield's stable opened with mayhem in respect to the aggressor's nose.

    Penrod

  • Nic inclined his head in respect to the Skoggi perched in the command sling.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • There are also several ‘amateur’ (in the sense that they are unfunded, but by no means in respect of the quality of their scholarship) research organizations, such as the Centre for Templar Studies and Research, run by Georges Kiess in Espéraza (Aude), which have put the academics to shame.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Even without belonging to an exempt congregation, the superior, if a priest, obtains without difficulty the faculty of giving his subjects dimissorial letters for ordinations; and if such faculty is granted him, then, in respect of the certificates to be delivered, the competent bishop etc., the rules are the same for congregations as for religious orders.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • I had made with Benj Robinson for his Wifes part of the Tract of Land at Arnolds Ferry & told him how well pleased I should be if you would give your self the Trouble to appear there at the partition between the two Sisters that the division might be equal in respect to the Quantity quality and

    Letter from Robert Carter to [George Braxton,] November 20, 1729

  • Your next work will necessarily be to find out ways for - 2 - us to relieve our necessities in respect to cloathing of us & in answering the other calls of nature for if we must follow yor directions & make such Tobo. as you will think fitt to give a Character to twill do little more then pay the

    Letter from Robert Carter to [Thomas Corbin,] August 20, 1706

  • [132] See, for example, Mr A.E. WAITE'S paper, "The Canon of Criticism in respect of Alchemical Literature," The Journal of the Alchemical Society, vol.i. (1913), pp. 17-30.

    Bygone Beliefs

  • This was the only wail with which Mrs. Clare ever disturbed her husband's peace in respect of their sons.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • This pattern had long been noted in respect to the relation between the individual and his species in the biological sense: erotic enjoyment, which for the individual is a self-justified, ultimate purpose, is for the species only a means whereby it secures its perpetuation beyond the moment.

    Conflict and The Web of Group-Affiliations

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