Although it's now regarded as a poisonous pollutant, you can, however, trade it.
Both boys were very close to Miss Powell, and regarded her as a key influence on their characters.
The “nicking” option is regarded as a necessary cleansing ritual.
Hollande's idea was regarded as insolent when he first pitched it.
Churchill, on the contrary, they regarded with alarm, a loose cannon, a rogue elephant.
And every squall was to be regarded as a bludgeon capable of crushing the Snark.
These are not, however, to be regarded as resources for bread.
She regarded the questionable cattle again; his tone had said much more.
That she regarded him with contempt and irritation was as well known.
By many, indeed, Newton is regarded as the inventor of the reflector.
mid-14c., "a consideration; a judgment," from Old French regard, from regarder "take notice of," from re-, intensive prefix + garder "look, heed" (see guard (n.)). Meanings "a look, appearance; respect, esteem, favor, kindly feeling which springs from a consideration of estimable qualities" all recorded late 14c. Phrase in regard to is from mid-15c. (Chaucer uses at regard of).
mid-14c., "consider" (that something is so), from Middle French regarder "to look at," from regard (see regard (n.)). Meaning "look upon, observe" is from 1520s, as is that of "observe a certain respect toward." Related: Regarded; regarding.