anent the Irish bull, we may quote an Irishman's answer when asked to define a bull.
Gleason once discovered, anent the club-room, that she had a temper.
Soon, something I had said anent his last poem set his thoughts loose.
Nae doot, its anent the law-plea he has been brought into, on account of his property.
I would hae some scruples mysel' anent buying and selling men and women o' any colour.
anent the stirring of curds, use the hands as little as possible.
What were you saying, Jamie, anent an outcast wi your uncle?
I will be down at seven, and meanwhile you may speak to Christina anent her duty.
“I think naught will be said anent the subject,” he replied.
Peggy, he helped you anent Cousin David then; will you help me about my father?
"concerning, about," early 13c., onont "on level with," also "in the company of, fronting against," from Old English on efn "near to, close by," originally "on even (ground) with;" the parasitic -t added 12c. A northern form (in Midlands, anenst, with adverbial genitive), affected by English writers in Scottish sense of "in respect or reference to." Cf. German neben "near to, by the side of," short for in eben, from Old High German ebani "equality."