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in connection with something

having to do with a particular thing The police have questioned many people in connection with the fire in the shopping mall.
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n. a seller of drugs; someone who is a source for drugs. (Originally drugs.) This connection you keep talking about—is he dependable?

in connection with

In relation to; with respect to; concerning: The mayor's office made no comments in connection with the tax proposal.
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The connection, therefore, remained a profound secret to all but those who were interested in it,
There was not only great wealth but high court interest among the connections of Edward Effingham.
But I think that we shall succeed in establishing a connection, after all.
Looked at from this standpoint, I almost reached the conclusion that often the Negro boy's birth and connection with an unpopular race is an advantage, so far as real life is concerned.
I have been made to feel sad for such persons because I am conscious of the fact that mere connection with what is known as a superior race will not permanently carry an individual forward unless he has individual worth, and mere connection with what is regarded as an inferior race will not finally hold an individual back if he possesses intrinsic, individual merit.
I am rather afraid that Doctor Softly was not a clever medical man; for in spite of his great connections, he did not get a very magnificent practice as a physician.
Equally out of the question: since I could not pay for admission to the prepared place of accommodation for distinguished people, and could not accept a charitable free pass, in consequence of my high connections.
What his actual connection is with them, and how he came into possession of his information, I have not found out.
And, for your husband's sake, Annabella, and even for your own, I wish - I earnestly advise and entreat you to break off this unlawful connection at once, and return to your duty while you may, before the dreadful consequences - '
One instance of walking cannot be concentrated into an instant: it is a process in time, in which there is a causal connection between the earlier and later parts, as between the earlier and later parts of Jones.
She was vexed, too, that from all she could learn of this connection it was not that brilliant, graceful, worldly liaison which she would have welcomed, but a sort of Wertherish, desperate passion, so she was told, which might well lead him into imprudence.
Your connection with Scotland Yard ended, I believe, some time ago.
This step having been taken, my connection with the matter came to an end.
It is the necessary law of such a story as mine that the persons concerned in it only appear when the course of events takes them up--they come and go, not by favour of my personal partiality, but by right of their direct connection with the circumstances to be detailed.
They are merely intended as directions to the washerwoman, and have no connection with myself or family.
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