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used to emphasize that you are only giving your own opinion about something
Personally, I don't think much of the idea.
I personally think it's too cold to go out.
if you do something personally, you do it yourself rather than getting someone else to do it
The managing director wrote personally to thank me.
All important work is personally approved by him.
I'll see to it personally.
used to show that one particular person is involved, rather than a group of people
for this mess!
She clearly blamed me personally for the difficulties she'd been having.
take something personally
to get upset by the things other people say or do, because you think that their remarks or behaviour are directed at you in particular
Don't take it personally; she's rude to everyone.
as a friend, or as someone you have met
, but I like her work.
in a way that criticizes someone's character or appearance
Members of the Senate rarely attack each other personally.
in relation to someone's private life, rather than to their work, business, or official duties
She had a lasting impact on his life both personally and professionally.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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