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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RESPECT

He early ascertained his limitations with respect to New York and its people.

Then we wonder that respect for the law shows a sensible decrease!

To make it such is in every respect the reverse of scientific.

She is so capable and the girls not only like her but respect her as well.

Peace can be contributed to by respect for our ability in defense.

Only in one respect does he show any trace of advancing years.

We respect you just as much, but not to plan things for the rest of us.

If you have forfeited man's respect and esteem, there is a God with whom there is mercy and forgiveness.

It is doubtful if many of the others were any better off in this respect.

In this respect, it is like the cellulose of fruits and vegetables.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "relationship, relation; regard, consideration," from Old French respect and directly from Latin respectus "regard, a looking at," literally "act of looking back (or often) at one," noun use of past participle of respicere "look back at, regard, consider," from re- "back" (see re-) + specere "look at" (see scope (n.1)). Meanings "feeling of esteem excited by actions or attributes of someone or something; courteous or considerate treatment due to personal worth or power" are from 1580s, as is sense of "point, particular feature."

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