1. In the immediate presence of someone; in person: I thanked them personally.
2. Without anyone else being involved or considered: You will be held personally responsible if something goes wrong.
3. As far as oneself is concerned; in one's opinion: Personally, I don't mind.
4. As a person: I admire his skill but dislike him personally.
5. In a personal manner: Don't take the disparaging remarks personally.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.