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Respective, 1) caring for, regardful: “you should have been r. and have kept it,” Merch. V, 156. “'tis too r. and too sociable for your conversion,” John I, 188. “away to heaven, r. lenity,” Rom. III, 1, 128.
2) worthy of being cared for: “what should it be that he respects in her but I can make r. in myself,” Gent. IV, 4, 200. cf. Unrespective.
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