Definition of in this (or that) regard in US English:

in this (or that) regard

phrase

  • In connection with the point previously mentioned.

    ‘there was little incentive for them to be active in this regard’
    • ‘The health minister has been particularly prominent in the media in this regard.’
    • ‘Poets can play significant role by creating public awareness in this regard, he said.’
    • ‘Inner city entrepreneurs may have an edge in this regard because their market requires local knowledge.’
    • ‘Baltinglass is served a lot better than most towns of its size in this regard.’
    • ‘In this regard a molecule was considered to be a unit of - or the smallest particle of - a compound that retained the chemical properties of the substance.’
    • ‘It is often mentioned in the same breath in that regard as Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March.’
    • ‘I am sure that the sale of the properties will assist in that regard, as already mentioned.’
    • ‘He singled out the areas of sport, academics and opera for special mention in this regard.’
    • ‘The authorities have shown time and again that they are helpless in this regard.’
    • ‘In this regard the survey shows that 71% of young farmers do not believe the CAP proposals will benefit Irish agriculture.’
    respect, aspect, facet, consideration, point, item, characteristic, particular, detail, specific, particularity, fact
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