France had always had a place for the “engaged intellectuals,” respecting them more than politicians as moral guides.
“The Iranians understand our red line, and for now they are respecting it,” said one former senior Israeli diplomat.
American Jews thought they had earned a kind of moral intermission that Portnoy seemed not to be respecting.
There needs to be freedom while respecting the freedoms of others.
And dealing with the problem is not inconsistent with respecting the Second Amendment.
Am I to understand that you have no intention of respecting my wishes in this matter?
What is your sentiments, Mr. Saunders, respecting Sir George?
Any well-brought-up young woman, respecting the proprieties, can protect herself from the attentions of this walking impertinence.
Much has been said respecting the cause of Mirabeau's death.
This inference may be objected to on account of the supposed anachronism, respecting which we shall make a short digression.
late 14c., "relationship, relation; regard, consideration," from Old French respect and directly from Latin respectus "regard, a looking at," literally "act of looking back (or often) at one," noun use of past participle of respicere "look back at, regard, consider," from re- "back" (see re-) + specere "look at" (see scope (n.1)). Meanings "feeling of esteem excited by actions or attributes of someone or something; courteous or considerate treatment due to personal worth or power" are from 1580s, as is sense of "point, particular feature."
1540s, "to regard," from Middle French respecter "look back; respect; delay," from Latin respectere, frequentative of respicere (see respect (n.). Meaning "treat with deferential regard or esteem" is from 1550s. Sense of "refrain from injuring" is from 1620s. Meaning "have reference to" is from 1560s. Related: Respected; respecting.
To respect the person was "show undue bias toward (or against) based on regard for the outward circumstances of a person;" hence respecter of persons, usually with negative, from Acts x:34, in the 1611 translation.