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My own personal view is that boxing should be banned.
Choosing a new car is a matter of personal preference.
This is a personal matter and does not concern you.
a personal conversation/letter
She resigned from her job for personal reasons.
He's had a few personal problems recently.
The two leaders had a good personal relationship.
Sue and Harry are close personal friends.
the unique personal chemistry between twins
The Rolling Stones will be making a personal appearance at the awards ceremony.
the president's personal involvement in the project
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