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  • n. Plural form of person; used to refer to them individually, rather than as a group. Contrast people.

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Examples

  • While no definitive analysis is possible, all the re-simulated persons to date exhibit certain common characteristics: they are all based on _well-documented historical persons_, their memories show suspicious gaps [see: _smoke and mirrors_], and they are ignorant of or predate the _singularity_ [see: _Turing Oracle, Vinge Catastrophe_].

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Anticipating the entrance of persons of all social classes, Benedict advised the abbot, “Let him make no distinction of persons…

    d. The Ostrogoths in Italy

  • Disinfectors, coming often as they do in contact with infected materials and persons, should know how to disinfect their own _persons and clothing_.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)

  • -- Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States, which may be included within this Union, according to their respective numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free persons, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, _three-fifths of all other persons_.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States, which may be included within this Union, according to their respective numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free persons, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, _three fifths of all other persons_.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • ARTICLE 1, Sect. 2, provides -- "Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States, which may be included within this Union, according to their respective numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free persons, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, _three-fifths of all other persons_."

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • Hence, the famous provisions for the rendition of '_persons held to service_' (art.iv. sec. 2), and for the apportionment of representatives and direct taxes, 'by adding to the whole number of free persons ... _three fifths of all other persons_'

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • He has made very few _characters_ in his plays, for the simple reason that he handicaps his persons by treating them as _ideas_ rather than as _persons_.

    Personality in Literature

  • Act.as set out in the 1954 Act. This is the provision which requires the Magistrate to take account of the persons, classes, or age groups to whom a document is sold or is intended or likely to be sold _and the tendency of the document to deprave or corrupt such persons_.

    Report of the Juvenile Delinquency Committee

  • He did not object to give the burgher right to _persons who shot Kaffirs_, or he had better say, persons who went into the native wars on behalf of the Transvaal, because they shed their blood for the country; but people who came here only to make money and that only did not deserve the franchise.

    The Transvaal from Within A Private Record of Public Affairs

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