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business person
cost sth per person
▪ There’s a one-day course that costs £80 per person.
displaced person
first person
▪ a first person narrative
hardly the time/place/person etc (=a very unsuitable time, place, person etc)
▪ This is hardly the place to discuss the matter.
missing person
no less a person than
▪ The message came from no less a person than the prime minister.
second person
the last person/thing etc to do sth
▪ Anna was the last person to see him alive.
third person
trans person
▪ Frequently a crisis is precipitated by some sudden change in health or behaviour, of the elderly person or a carer.
▪ Recurrent pale loss of consciousness in an elderly person suggests this diagnosis.
▪ Medicare is a federally administered program of health benefits for elderly and disabled persons.
▪ This can sometimes be sensed in elderly persons who are approaching the end.
▪ About 70 percent of those elderly persons living with younger people are severely disabled.
▪ There are three main reasons for taking care of an elderly person.
▪ In many cases this care can continue with adjustments in the amount of support until the elderly person dies.
▪ No older person should ever ask you to keep a kiss, hug or touch, secret.
▪ The oldest person to get a license is 92; the youngest was 22.
▪ Defining abuse can allow the relative power of the carer to take precedence over the plight of the older person.
▪ You may prefer to ask an older person to do this for you. 8 Place the baking tray into the oven.
▪ There, he would be another old person elbowed and nudged by the hordes in their restive wildebeest migration in search of gratification.
▪ These are part of the agenda for any discussion and the old person needs reassurance that such experience is recognised as important.
▪ Furthermore, the fact that the old person is alone, especially at night, is a constant source of anxiety.
▪ At 88 years of age, Andrew Rome was again the oldest person present.
▪ Eliot was a lonely man, and Hayward was the only single person he knew with whom he could share a flat.
▪ Because you were the only person capable of doing it?
▪ She wanted to come across as the only significant person in Jett's life.
▪ And you are the only person apart from Pepe who knows my secret.
▪ The only person to flash the sustained F7c was Lancashire's Ian Vicers - not bad for a sprog of only 17.
▪ The organisers hope the recipient will be the only person that doesn't remember the Wiltshire Festival.
▪ Do you know, sometimes I feel that the only person he really cares for on this earth is the Begum.
▪ Most companies, but not all, extend the cover to a spouse or other named person with a good driving record.
▪ Provision needed to be made for dowager widows, and for younger sons and for daughters, and perhaps for other persons.
▪ Remain aloof and don't touch the other person.
▪ The other person was a man who could actually speak for hours about his reading, which was extensive.
▪ Some of us are reserved good listeners who see our prime function in conversation as encouraging the other person.
▪ She desired that the legacy should not be in any way altered by the pope nor any other person.
▪ The initial three-year sentences on two others was confirmed while the other person was freed.
▪ I had imagined that friendship meant giving up privacy, and closeness meant complete submersion in the other person.
▪ An officer who deals with adults every day is not the right person to deal with teenagers.
▪ He found just the right person for his newly created slot of research associate.
▪ And I know I haven't yet met the right person.
▪ Are you the right person for this position?
▪ Send them to the right person at the right address for payment and include the following information: 1.
▪ Your whole business might ride on finding the right person.
▪ Advertisements for Harvard dealers pointed out demurely that remuneration was no obstacle for the right person.
▪ Either way, the problem is to find the right person to advise you, some one who can be objective.
▪ The figures are costed for a single person.
▪ It was more subtle than the other outcomes, turning on no single moment, person, or place.
▪ It produces five billion food packets every year; that's one for every single person on earth.
▪ Friedman argued that no single person, even a Nobel laureate, could make a pencil.
▪ I did not see a single person in Bill, Wyoming.
▪ Therefore, 75 percent. of the tax is payable if a single person lives there.
▪ Almost at once he experienced what most religious innovators of his type suffered: not a single person joined his worldwide movement.
▪ The younger a person is when he or she starts smoking, the greater the risk of developing lung cancer.
▪ They require a substantial commitment on the part of a young person.
▪ How can a child or young person immediately grieve for some one who denies their existence in that way?
▪ It was an extraordinary time for a young person like Alvin, black and a dancer, to arrive in New York.
▪ But it failed to discuss how consent should be interpreted where children, young persons and the mentally backward are concerned.
▪ All subjects included in the study were healthy young persons without any symptoms related to the oesophagus.
▪ Is it morally right to sentence a young person to a period in custody?
as the next man/person
▪ After a while, everybody will have the technology to make a movie look as cool as the next person.
▪ All you need to know about Flaubert to know as much as the next person!
▪ Now Glover himself was as female as the next man, keeping an eagle eye on boys.
▪ She figured the guys could see for themselves then that he could be as vulnerable as the next man.
be no respecter of persons
▪ She was no respecter of persons and never thought before she spoke.
▪ Unfortunately they are no respecters of persons or property as car owners find to their dismay.
every second year/person/thing etc
▪ Dalziel was well known, hailing and being hailed by nearly every second person they passed, it seemed to Pascoe.
in the third person
▪ Better rewrite it in the third person.
▪ He writes of himself in the third person.
▪ Hint: He often refers to himself in the third person.
▪ I was angry to hear Steve talk about me in the third person.
▪ She speaks of herself not only in the third person, but in generic terms.
▪ She was following the family pattern of talking about children in their own presence in the third person instead of addressing them directly.
▪ Tennyson talks for Tithonus in the third person.
▪ With a fictional character, described in the third person, there is nothing that may not be said.
professional person/man/woman etc
▪ A mature spinster, a professional woman, might.
▪ About 80 percent of its clients are business and professional women.
▪ As far as childcare is concerned, professional women have to rely on paid care.
▪ Glossy, high-powered soap opera about four black professional women helping one another through a bad year in Phoenix.
▪ Of those executive and professional women who did marry, most chose not to have children or deferred them until very late.
▪ The result is that the practical definition of obscenity has been decided by middle-aged-to-elderly professional men.
▪ There may be a willing volunteer or a professional person specially appointed, but this may not be easy to find.
▪ These are very well-educated professional women in Fog Bank who felt insecure about investing.
sb's kind of person/thing/place etc
the first person
the last person/thing
▪ Chad's the last person I would ask for advice.
▪ The last thing we wanted was to go into debt.
▪ And you were the last person to see her.
▪ He was the last person a nerve-racked trader wanted to see.
▪ I already had two children, and the last thing I wanted was a third.
▪ I know you had a terrible time and the last thing I meant to do was to upset you.
▪ Kris Johnson will be the last person to wear Marques' No. 54.
▪ So the last thing I want to do is watch somebody else do it.
▪ You know, in your heart, it is the last thing that charlatan wants.
the third person
there's no such person/thing etc as sb/sth
▪ He says there's no such thing as a citizens arrest.
▪ Raymond runs the exclusive Manoir aux Quat Saisons in Wheatley, where there's no such thing as a free lunch.
▪ To the professionals who work with troubled couples, however, there's no such thing as the wronged spouse.
▪ He's the only person I know who can speak Chinese.
▪ I think Sue's a really nice person.
▪ If you're asking me about Latin, you're asking the wrong person.
▪ Kevin's not an easy person to get to know.
▪ Police are looking for the person or persons responsible for the fire.
▪ The person who finishes first gets a special prize.
▪ The club does not allow any person under the age of 21 to enter.
▪ A person can be amazingly happy on the Great Plains.
▪ About 70 percent of those elderly persons living with younger people are severely disabled.
▪ Forms of particulars of claim are supplied by the court office to parties in person.
▪ I look forward to meeting the person who has mastered this strangeness.
▪ In practice if not always in law, a married couple became one person, that person being the husband.
▪ It would have to be an evil-beneath-the-surface person who seems to be trustworthy.
▪ Power does not necessarily make a person happy.
▪ The rate varies according to the experience of the person dealing with the work.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Person \Per"son\, n. [OE. persone, persoun, person, parson, OF. persone, F. personne, L. persona a mask (used by actors), a personage, part, a person, fr. personare to sound through; per + sonare to sound. See Per-, and cf. Parson.]

  1. A character or part, as in a play; a specific kind or manifestation of individual character, whether in real life, or in literary or dramatic representation; an assumed character. [Archaic]

    His first appearance upon the stage in his new person of a sycophant or juggler.

    No man can long put on a person and act a part.
    --Jer. Taylor.

    To bear rule, which was thy part And person, hadst thou known thyself aright.

    How different is the same man from himself, as he sustains the person of a magistrate and that of a friend!

  2. The bodily form of a human being; body; outward appearance; as, of comely person.

    A fair persone, and strong, and young of age.

    If it assume my noble father's person.

    Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined.

  3. A living, self-conscious being, as distinct from an animal or a thing; a moral agent; a human being; a man, woman, or child.

    Consider what person stands for; which, I think, is a thinking, intelligent being, that has reason and reflection.

  4. A human being spoken of indefinitely; one; a man; as, any person present.

  5. A parson; the parish priest. [Obs.]

  6. (Theol.) Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost); an hypostasis. ``Three persons and one God.''
    --Bk. of Com. Prayer.

  7. (Gram.) One of three relations or conditions (that of speaking, that of being spoken to, and that of being spoken of) pertaining to a noun or a pronoun, and thence also to the verb of which it may be the subject.

    Note: A noun or pronoun, when representing the speaker, is said to be in the first person; when representing what is spoken to, in the second person; when representing what is spoken of, in the third person.

  8. (Biol.) A shoot or bud of a plant; a polyp or zooid of the compound Hydrozoa Anthozoa, etc.; also, an individual, in the narrowest sense, among the higher animals.

    True corms, composed of united person[ae] . . . usually arise by gemmation, . . . yet in sponges and corals occasionally by fusion of several originally distinct persons.
    --Encyc. Brit.

    Artificial person, or Fictitious person (Law), a corporation or body politic; -- this term is used in contrast with natural person, a real human being. See also legal person.

    Legal person (Law), an individual or group that is allowed by law to take legal action, as plaintiff or defendent. It may include natural persons as well as fictitious persons (such as corporations).

    Natural person (Law), a man, woman, or child, in distinction from a corporation.

    In person, by one's self; with bodily presence; not by representative. ``The king himself in person is set forth.''

    In the person of, in the place of; acting for.


Person \Per"son\, v. t. To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., from Old French persone "human being, anyone, person" (12c., Modern French personne) and directly from Latin persona "human being, person, personage; a part in a drama, assumed character," originally "mask, false face," such as those of wood or clay worn by the actors in later Roman theater. OED offers the general 19c. explanation of persona as "related to" Latin personare "to sound through" (i.e. the mask as something spoken through and perhaps amplifying the voice), "but the long o makes a difficulty ...." Klein and Barnhart say it is possibly borrowed from Etruscan phersu "mask." Klein goes on to say this is ultimately of Greek origin and compares Persephone.\n

\nOf corporate entities from mid-15c. The use of -person to replace -man in compounds and avoid alleged sexist connotations is first recorded 1971 (in chairperson). In person "by bodily presence" is from 1560s. Person-to-person first recorded 1919, originally of telephone calls.


n. An individual; usually a human being. (from 13th c.) vb. 1 (context obsolete transitive English) To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate. 2 (context transitive gender-neutral English) To man.

  1. n. a human being; "there was too much for one person to do" [syn: individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul]

  2. a person's body (usually including their clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"

  3. a grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms; "stop talking about yourself in the third person"

Person -- U.S. County in North Carolina
Population (2000): 35623
Housing Units (2000): 15504
Land area (2000): 392.310699 sq. miles (1016.080003 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 11.779144 sq. miles (30.507842 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 404.089843 sq. miles (1046.587845 sq. km)
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 36.392403 N, 78.991888 W
Person, NC
Person County
Person County, NC

Persön is a locality situated in Luleå Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden with 223 inhabitants in 2010.

Person (disambiguation)

Person or Persons may refer to:

  • Person, a being, such as a human, that has certain capacities or attributes constituting personhood
  • Grammatical person, concerning the ways in which languages address people and describes their relationships to the speaker
  • Person (surname)
  • Persons (surname)

Person(a) is a full-length studio album by Norman Iceberg. Recorded and mixed at Marko Studios in Montreal, it was released in 1987. The musical style of the album is a blend of experimental electronic music and commercial synthpop, and featured keyboardists such as Lenny Pinkas ( Men Without Hats), Mario Spezza ( Rational Youth) and Mic Lussier. The lyrics contain references to androgyny.

Two singles were released from the album. Initially released on LP and cassette, Person(a) was never re-released on CD, making it now a rare collector's item.

Person (canon law)

In the canon law of the Catholic Church, a person is a subject of certain legal rights and obligations.

Person (surname)

Person is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Andrzej Person (born 1951), Polish senator
  • Chuck Person (born 1964), National Basketball Association (NBA) assistant coach and former player
  • Luis Sérgio Person (1936-1976), Brazilian filmmaker
  • Marina Person (born 1969), Brazilian actress, filmmaker and former MTV VJ
  • Robert Person (born 1969), former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Ruth J. Person, first woman and seventh chancellor of the University of Michigan–Flint
  • Wesley Person (born 1971), former NBA player
  • Earl Old Person (born 1929), Native American (Blackfoot) politician

Usage examples of "person".

He may have thought I was just as involved in the plan to evacuate our people to the Abesse as Mother was.

We wondered for a long while why Kadra was so adamant about evacuating Tenua to the Abesse and sending her people straight into Volan hands.

That during the existing insurrection, and as a necessary measure for suppressing the same, all rebels and insurgents, their aiders and abettors within the United States, and all persons discouraging volunteer enlistments, resisting militia drafts, or guilty of any disloyal practice affording aid and comfort to rebels against the authority of the United States, shall be subject to martial law, and liable to trial and punishment by courts-martial or military commissions.

People would always fight, argue, bicker and disagree, whether influenced by abiding Interlopers or not.

And although, as has been said, a person who is found to be suspected in this way is not to be branded as a heretic, yet he must undergo a canonical purgation, or he must be caused to pronounce a solemn abjuration as in the case of one convicted of a slight heresy.

Normans and Saracens, abjured all future hostility against the person or dominions of their conqueror.

Just imagine wasting all this space on an ablutions unit for one person.

It was only natural that once everyone had had time to adjust to the tragic void created by his departure, they would turn to that one person who could so ably fill the gap, that one person whose standards of excellence were above reproach, that one person whom they could rely upon to continue the noble traditions of the fair-Irina Stoddard!

Such persons may be accustomed to luxurious living, and there is evidently a predisposition to abnormal activity of the alimentary functions.

I began to wonder what it was like for Aboriginal people with really dark skin and broad features, how did Australians react to them?

I mean, our own government had terrible policies for Aboriginal people.

Bar area of Western Australia for the Aboriginal people of the Warburton Ranges area.

It was terrible in the nineteen thirties, the Depression was on and people were so poor, especially Aboriginal people.

I used to feel so sorry for these Aboriginal people, I wondered how they could come to be so poor.

Molly was very sympathetic to Aboriginal people and treated them kindly.