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  • prep. Regarding; concerning; pertaining to; with reference to.
  • prep. On account of; by reason of; because of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. As to; in regard to.


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  • This harmony of the soul, taken as a whole, is virtue; but the particular training in respect of pleasure and pain, which leads you always to hate what you ought to hate, and love what you ought to love from the beginning of life to the end, may be separated off; and, in my view, will be rightly called education.


  • But it is necessary also to consider and know uncomely persons and thoughts, and those which are intended to produce laughter in comedy, and have a comic character in respect of style, song, and dance, and of the imitations which these afford.


  • This opinion is supported by the fact that the Ultramontane party among the Roman Catholics regarded the book as a dangerous one in respect of the interests of their

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • 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

  • After an expert survey of the damage, I requested a period of fifteen days to carry out repairs in respect of the damage which compromised the seaworthiness of my ship.

    Graf Spee

  • 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

  • The intervening ages of the world, in respect of any rich or flourishing growth of the sciences, were unprosperous.

    The New Organon

  • A difficulty had arisen in respect of Chapter 7, and Sir Harold informed me that he proposed to take your advice in this matter.

    Scales of Justice

  • [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


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