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respecto , āre,
I.v. freq. n. and a. [id.], to look back, look round or behind repeatedly or intently, to look or gaze about; to look at any thing (class.).
I. Lit.
(β). Act.: “dictatore arcem Romanam respectante,Liv. 4, 18, 6: “funera respectans,Lucr. 6, 1234: “sine fine Caesarem,Vell. 2, 107, 2: “alium (alius),Tac. Agr. 37 fin.: “suos,Sil. 11, 594.—
II. Trop., to cast a look behind, to wait; to wait for, look for, expect; to care for, regard, respect.
(α). Neutr.: “verum haec ita praetereamus, ut tamen intuentes et respectantes relinquamus,Cic. Sest. 5, 13: animus non me deserens, sed respectans in ea loca discessit, id. Sen. 23, 84: “taciti respectabant somnoque sepulti, Dum, etc.,” i. e. waited, Lucr. 5, 974. —
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