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Personal, 1) done or experienced in one's own person, not by a representative or other indirect means: “to remain in p. duty, following where he haunted,” Compl. 130. “importunes p. conference with his grace,” LLL II, 32. “their encounters, though not p.” Wint. I, 1, 29. “when he was p. in the Irish war,” H4A IV, 3, 88. “thy p. venture in the rebels' fight,” Mcb. I, 3, 91. “his p. return was most required,” Lr. IV, 3, 6. “in p. suit,” Oth. I, 1, 9. “with my p. eye will I look to't,” II, 3, 5. “dares me to p. combat,” Ant. IV, 1, 3. “your p. pain,” Per. III, 2, 46.
2) appertaining to an individual: “we want a little p. strength,” H4B IV, 4, 8. “no mightier than thyself or me in p. action,” Caes. I, 3, 77. “I know no p. cause to spurn at him,” II, 1, 11. “giving to you no further p. power,” Hml. I, 2, 36.
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