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as in source
something mentioned in a text as providing related and especially supporting information the author's argument is interesting, but the lack of references makes me wonder if it can be proven

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as in regard
relation to or concern with something specified this reply is in reference to your last question

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“Reference.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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