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noun as in testimonial of good character

noun as in printed matter with information

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Following the Apatow references, Marge informs Homer that she needs to use the “Porta Potty.”

Yet the email references the 1970s, “when police officers were ambushed and executed on a regular basis.”

Coded references to risqué and sexual matters were catnip to the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Cole Porter.

This photograph references Voodoo and is homage to African slaves.

Playwright Terence McNally updated his 1982 play with freshly satiric references.

"These are the references to the records," said Johnnie Bones, laying a memorandum on the table.

As an instance of explicit references made to the duty, we may advert to the blessing of Moses on the tribe of Levi.

Below, however, I have recorded in chronological order the more important references to them which have come under my observation.

We have incidental references during the ensuing decade to the existence of sick wards in workhouses.

I supplied, further, the best of references; the most flattering recommendations from the gentlemen of the college.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to references, such as: allusion, hint, innuendo, note, mention, and quotation.

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