personally

personally
per|son|al|ly [ `pɜrsənəli ] adverb **
▸ 1 for giving own opinion
▸ 2 not through someone else
▸ 3 for you only
▸ 4 if you do not dislike someone
▸ 5 if you have relationship
▸ + PHRASES
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. ) 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. ) 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. ) used for emphasizing that you do not dislike someone, just something they do or the group they belong to:
I don't have anything against Sandy personally, but her family's a bit strange.
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.
take something personally
to feel that a failure or unpleasant situation is your fault and be upset about it:
Try not to take it personally when a plan fails.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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