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in reference to

Regarding; having to do with; in connection with. We received an anonymous tip in reference to the ongoing investigation. In reference to my opponent's remarks, let me state for the record that I have always condemned hate speech in all forms.
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in reference to someone or something

 and with reference to someone or something concerning or about someone or something;
in connection with someone or something. What shall we do in reference to Bill and his problem? With reference to what problem?
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in regard to

Also, as regards; in or with reference to ; with regard to; in or with respect to . Concerning, about. For example, In regard to your letter, forget it, or As regards your subscription, I'm not sure why it was canceled, or In reference to your inquiry, we'll have to pass it on to the board, or We have a few questions with regard to your recent offer, or With respect to your latest request, we'll be happy to oblige. The word reference has been used in this idiom since the late 1500s, regard from the second half of the 1400s, and respect from the first half of the 1500s. Also see relative to.
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with reference to

Also, with regard or respect to . See in regard to.
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in/with ˈreference to

(formal or written) used to say what you are talking or writing about: With reference to your letter of July 22...
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The empty, blurry, grainy, and referentially impossible photographs in Martino's Cara fotografia make it impossible to forget.
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If, in the previous chapter, Mary Shelton, the presumed author, could not be secured referentially, then here, the figure at issue, eludes referentiality more radically as the unspoken and unwritable region that becomes the source of transgression.
Certainly, an introductory survey needs to account for these texts, summarise their content and aims, and use them referentially as an argument progresses.
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Magda's discourse contains many intellectual reflections on history but these do not mention a Maria Mouton event and appear to be referentially nonspecific on purpose.
Referentially and representationally bankrupt, the "more" he produces, the "more" he perverts possibilities for meaning, the "more" he exposes, the "more" he disrupts temporality, tonality and language (Arac 680) the easier it becomes to shed attachments to truth, continuity, "emplottments" of cure.
The various NPs which occur as predicate complements of was in the series of equative clauses in Pip's third paragraph (the churchyard, the marshes, the river, the sea, and finally Pip) are functioning descriptively rather than referentially.
Since the California scheme for licensing bingo operations was not sufficiently prohibitive of conduct, but rather, permitted it under licence, the majority of the court held that Public Law 280 did not referentially incorporate the California bingo licensing scheme so as to apply it to Indian country.
Poetry, therefore, which is the creation of possible worlds by means of words, is primarily a manifestation of lie and only referentially a manifestation of truth.