This is just my personal opinion.
I can only tell you what I know from personal experience.
He added his own personal touches to the recipe.
We don't accept personal checks.
He is a personal friend of mine.
She is always concerned about her personal appearance.
We provide each of our customers with personal service.
Golf is a personal interest of mine.
May I ask you a personal question?
That information is very personal, and you have no business asking about it. See More
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By 1965, Illya was a full partner to Vaughn's character and both stars were mobbed during personal appearances.—CBS News, 26 Sep. 2023 This shift likely does have personal reasons, though.—Tori Otten, The New Republic, 25 Sep. 2023 But, don't be fooled by the marketing terms and instead, try out a few different types or consult a hairstylist to find out what works best for you in terms of overall effect and personal preference.—Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, 25 Sep. 2023 The evening started with Damon sharing personal anecdotes about the work Water.org and Stella Artois have done together to bring clean water supplies to 4.5 million people worldwide since their partnership began in 2015.—Melissa Noel, Essence, 25 Sep. 2023 Williams missed the Bears’ Week 2 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for personal reasons after being on the sidelines for the first game of the season against the Green Bay Packers.—Ryan Morik, Fox News, 24 Sep. 2023 And then, of course, there’s your kid’s personal style.—Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 24 Sep. 2023 Medora Lee is a money, markets, and personal finance reporter at USA TODAY.—Medora Lee, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2023 If your home is very, very small, your personal use of those resources will be quite minimal.—WIRED, 2 Sep. 2023
Jaylen Brown just picked up his fourth personal on a drive to the rim against Bam Adebayo.—Chad Finn, BostonGlobe.com, 30 May 2023 Bam Adebayo just picked up his third personal — an offensive foul away from the ball — with 2:41 to go in the second.—Chad Finn, BostonGlobe.com, 30 May 2023 Musical Moments' personal.—Terry Blain Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 9 Aug. 2020 Kolek scored 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting before he was called for an offensive foul with just under three minutes remaining in the first half for his second personal.—Ben Steele, Journal Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2023 The personal was always political for Ms. Noomin, but she wasn’t moved to make overtly political work until the run-up to the 2016 presidential election and the #MeToo movement.—Penelope Green, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2022 His scientific disagreements on this issue unfortunately veered occasionally into the personal.—Julianne Dalcanton, Discover Magazine, 16 Nov. 2010 And that may also mean making climate change personal.—Jameelah Nasheed, Essence, 19 Dec. 2022 Responding to the impromptu comments of the audience around him, as if standing at the pulpit on a Sunday at his Atlanta church, his remarks often blended the personal with the political.—Maya King Jonathan Weisman Ken Bensinger Reid Epstein Reid Epstein Maya King Reid Epstein Maya King Jonathan Weisman Jonathan Weisman Jonathan Weisman Richard Fausset Richard Fausset Jonathan Weisman Maya King Maya King Richard Fausset Maya King Maya King Reid Epstein Reid Epstein Richard Fausset Nate Cohn Richard Fausset Jonathan Weisman Maya King Nate Cohn Maya King Jonathan Weisman Nate Cohn Na, New York Times, 6 Dec. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French personel, from Late Latin personalis, from Latin persona