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adverb personally pronunciation in American English /ˈpɜrsənəli/
  1. 1
    mainly spoken used for emphasizing that you are giving your own opinion
    Personally, I think we should stick with our original plan.
    I personally prefer pizza to hamburgers.
  2. 2
    without help, or in a direct way, instead of by a representative
    a breakfast personally prepared by your loving husband
    Were you personally involved in this decision?
    I have never met the man personally.
  3. 3
    in a way intended for you only, instead of for a group of people that you belong to
    The invitation was made to me personally, not to the committee.
  4. 4
    used for emphasizing that you do not dislike someone, just something that they do or the group they belong to
    I don’t have anything against Sandy personally, but her family’s a bit strange.
  5. 5
    as a result of having met someone or of having a relationship with them, usually a friendly one
    I don’t know the man personally, but he used to work for my father.



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