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  • adj. Resembling a person; personly.


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From person +‎ -like. Compare personly.


  • Suppose that at some point the fetus does become sufficiently personlike that we want to attribute rights to it, and we want to know how to regard abortion past that point: What then?

    In Search of Fetal Metaphors

  • Sheen was certainly an emotional, personlike being; why not others like her?

    Blue Adept

  • As she got older, she became more and more personlike.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and others have argued for years that fetal brain development should correspond to “personhood”, and that some time after the end of the first trimester the fetal brain is sufficiently personlike to be considered a person, justifying some kind of legal restrictions on abortion to defend that person’s life.

    “Feminist and Pro-Life”; another reply to Hugo


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