We remember his age because of this famous tirade, in which he refers to playing his “butt off.”
Mercurio, who trained as a doctor, takes a medical approach to Kennedy, whom he refers to throughout the book as “the subject.”
Early on, he refers to the long-held peacenik expectation that “we would give land, and we would get peace.”
late 14c., "to trace back (to a first cause), attribute, assign," from Old French referer (14c.) and directly from Latin referre "to relate, refer," literally "to carry back," from re- "back" (see re-) + ferre "carry" (see infer). Meaning "to commit to some authority for a decision" is from mid-15c.; sense of "to direct (someone) to a book, etc." is from c.1600. Related: Referred; referring.