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What does in regard to mean?

Those who judge of a work by rule are in regard to others as those who have a watch are in regard to others. One says, "It is two hours ago"; the other says, "It is only three-quarters of an hour." I look at my watch, and say to the one, "You are weary," and to the other, "Time gallops with you"; for it is only an hour and a half ago, and I laugh at those who tell me that time goes slowly with me and that I judge by imagination. They do not know that I judge by my watch.

I think that, if "in regard to" means "about" here, the sentence above does not make sense. Does "in regard to" have another meaning? I looked it up in dictionaries, but this problem has not been solved.
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