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best regards

A common, semi-formal valediction (used to say farewell at the end of a letter or message; also known as a complimentary close) expressing well wishes to the recipient. I look forward to finally meeting you in person. Best regards, Peter.
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be held in high regard

To be regarded with a large amount of respect or admiration. I'll go see if I can persuade the committee, for I am held in high regard among them. Mr. Ross has always been held in high regard for all his charity work.
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hold (someone) in high regard

To have a large amount of respect or admiration for someone. I'll go see if I can persuade the committee—they hold me in high regard. I've always held my father in high regard for his hard work to provide for us.
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(with) kind regards

A common, semi-formal valediction (used to say farewell at the end of a letter or other written message; also known as a complimentary close) expressing well wishes to the recipient. Please send a financial report for your company for the previous year at your earliest convenience. With kind regards, Alex Goodman. I hope I'll have the chance of meeting with you again soon. Kind regards, Brian
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warm regards

A friendly but slightly formal valediction (used to say farewell at the end of a letter or other written message; also known as a complimentary close). I hope I'll have the chance of meeting with you again soon. Warm regards, Brian
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kindest regards

A common, semi-formal valediction (used to say farewell at the end of a letter or other written message; also known as a complimentary close) expressing well wishes to the recipient. I hope I'll have the chance of meeting with you again soon. Kindest regards, Brian
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as regards

On the topic of. As regards that new initiative, we are working to implement it now. As regards our lunch date, I'm free this Sunday.
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in that regard

In relation to the point that was previously made. For all the company's problems, they still have a fantastic customer service policy. In that regard, they are unmatched by their competitors.
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in this regard

In relation to this particular point. For all the company's problems, they still have a fantastic customer service policy. In this regard, they are unmatched by their competitors.
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with regard to (someone or something)

In reference to someone or something; considering someone or something. With regard to that proposal, I think we should postpone it for now.
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have regard to (something)

To be aware of something. I hope you have regard to the stipulations of your lease.
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in regard to (someone or something)

In reference to; considering In regard to that proposal, I think we should postpone moving forward with it for the time being. We have a few concerns in regard to your performance as of late.
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hold someone or something in high regard

Fig. to think well of someone or something. All of us hold the vice president in high regard. We hold these policies in high regard.
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hold someone or something in low regard

Fig. to think poorly of someone or something. I'm afraid that Hazel holds you in low regard. I'm afraid we hold this establishment in low regard.
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regard someone or something as someone or something

to look upon someone or something as someone or something; to consider someone or something to be someone or something. I have always regarded you as my friend. The cult members regarded the stone idol as their dead leader.
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regard someone or something with something

to look upon someone or something with a certain attitude or with certain expectations. The child regarded the teacher with a questioning expression. The kitten regarded the fishbowl with great curiosity.
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with regard to someone or something

 and in regard to someone or something
concerning someone or something. What shall we do in regard to planning dinner? With regard to Bill, I think he is working too hard.
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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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have reˈgard to something

(law) remember and think carefully about something: It is always necessary to have regard to the terms of the contract.
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in/with reˈgard to somebody/something

(formal) concerning somebody/something: a country’s laws in regard to human rightsThe company’s position with regard to overtime is made clear in the contracts.

in this/that reˈgard

(formal) concerning what has just been mentioned: I have nothing further to say in this regard.
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as regards somebody/something

(formal) about or concerning somebody/something: As regards the method of payment, a decision will be made after the contract has been signed.

as regards

In reference or relation to; with respect to.
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References in classic literature ?
The need which Professor Muirhead stressed is no less pressing to-day, and few will deny that philosophy has much to do with enabling us to meet it, although no one, least of all Muirhead himself, would regard that as the sole, or even the main, object of philosophy.
With regard to civil causes, subtleties almost too contemptible for refutation have been employed to countenance the surmise that a thing which is only not provided for, is entirely abolished.
Hence, say they, as the Constitution has established the trial by jury in criminal cases, and is silent in respect to civil, this silence is an implied prohibition of trial by jury in regard to the latter.
That we may form a juster estimate with regard to this interesting subject, let us resort to the actual dimensions of the Union.
A fourth and still more important consideration is, that as almost every State will, on one side or other, be a frontier, and will thus find, in regard to its safety, an inducement to make some sacrifices for the sake of the general protection; so the States which lie at the greatest distance from the heart of the Union, and which, of course, may partake least of the ordinary circulation of its benefits, will be at the same time immediately contiguous to foreign nations, and will consequently stand, on particular occasions, in greatest need of its strength and resources.
With regard to narrow passes, if you can occupy them first, let them be strongly garrisoned and await the advent of the enemy.
During all this time he had never, for one moment, deigned to regard me.
My experience in securing money convinces me that the first type of man is growing more rare all the time, and that the latter type is increasing; that is, that, more and more, rich people are coming to regard men and women who apply to them for help for worthy objects, not as beggars, but as agents for doing their work.
With regard to diplomatic questions, Napoleon summoned Captain Yakovlev, who had been robbed and was in rags and did not know how to get out of Moscow, minutely explained to him his whole policy and his magnanimity, and having written a letter to the Emperor Alexander in which he considered it his duty to inform his Friend and Brother that Rostopchin had managed affairs badly in Moscow, he dispatched Yakovlev to Petersburg.
I believe I had no critical reserves in regard to them, but simply they did not take my fancy.
She thought of her former Rum Alley environment and turned to regard Pete's strong protecting fists.
I thought - at least I endeavoured to think your regard for me was as cold and fraternal as you professed it to be.
Jones was not so vain and senseless a coxcomb as to expect, from any regard which Western had professed for him, that he would ever be induced to lay aside these views of advancing his daughter.
It is a discourse against all those who confound virtue with tameness and smug ease, and who regard as virtuous only that which promotes security and tends to deepen sleep.
IN which,' again rubbing his head, 'I object to regard myself.