Regard

Re*gard"

, n. [F. regard See Regard, v. t.] 1. A look; aspect directed to another; view; gaze.
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But her, with stern regard, he thus repelled.
Milton.
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2. Attention of the mind with a feeling of interest; observation; heed; notice.
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Full many a lady
I have eyed with best regard.
Shak.
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3. That view of the mind which springs from perception of value, estimable qualities, or anything that excites admiration; respect; esteem; reverence; affection; as, to have a high regard for a person; -- often in the plural.
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He has rendered himself worthy of their most favorable regards.
A. Smith.
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Save the long-sought regards of woman, nothing is sweeter than those marks of childish preference.
Hawthorne.
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4. State of being regarded, whether favorably or otherwise; estimation; repute; note; account.
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A man of meanest regard amongst them, neither having wealth or power.
Spenser.
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5. Consideration; thought; reflection; heed.
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Sad pause and deep regard become the sage.
Shak.
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6. Matter for consideration; account; condition. [Obs.] "Reason full of good regard." Shak.
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7. Respect; relation; reference.
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Persuade them to pursue and persevere in virtue, with regard to themselves; in justice and goodness with regard to their neighbors; and piefy toward God.
I. Watts.
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The phrase in regard of was formerly used as equivalent in meaning to on account of, but in modern usage is often improperly substituted for in respect to, or in regard to. G. P. Marsh.
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Change was thought necessary in regard of the injury the church did receive by a number of things then in use.
Hooker.
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In regard of its security, it had a great advantage over the bandboxes.
Dickens.
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8. Object of sight; scene; view; aspect. [R.]
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Throw out our eyes for brave Othello,
Even till we make the main and the arial blue
An indistinct regard.
Shak.
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9. (O.Eng.Law) Supervision; inspection.
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At regard of, in consideration of; in comparison with. [Obs.] "Bodily penance is but short and little at regard of the pains of hell." Chaucer. -- Court of regard, a forest court formerly held in England every third year for the lawing, or expeditation, of dogs, to prevent them from running after deer; -- called also survey of dogs. Blackstone.
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Syn. -- Respect; consideration; notice; observance; heed; care; concern; estimation; esteem; attachment; reverence.
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