in reference to


: about or concerning (something or someone) : in relation to
I am writing in reference to your recent letter.

Examples of in reference to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If yes, please explain: Yes, I am currently involved in a civil matter in reference to my husband’s estate. Eleanor Dearman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 In November, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) was caught between demonstrators on both sides of the issue, with several directors pulling their films in protest over IDFA statements in reference to the war. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Feb. 2024 The following morning, at 8:10 a.m., a 911 call was made in reference to a 12-year-old male not breathing. Stepheny Price, Fox News, 8 Feb. 2024 According to arrest reports, officers responded to 601 West Broadway in reference to reports of subjects doing burnouts in a parking lot in a Maserati. Parker Mancino,, 5 Feb. 2024 The fourth Femmes album was titled 3, presumably in reference to the album’s emphasis on the core trio after a couple of albums heavy on additional instrumentation. Al Shipley, SPIN, 29 Dec. 2023 The line is in reference to an audio of hers that went viral on TikTok. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 This technique is used to prevent drying out and to add flavor; most often used in reference to a Thanksgiving turkey or roast chicken. Andrea Weigl, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto is the creative director behind the five-year-old label, named Y-3 in reference to Yamamoto’s initial and the Adidas logo of three stripes. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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“In reference to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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