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person

Grammatical person refers to the perspectives of the personal pronouns used to identify a person in speech and text—that is, it distinguishes between a speaker (first person), an addressee (second person), and others beyond that (third person).
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first person

n.
1. The grammatical category of forms that designate a speaker or writer referring to himself or herself. Examples of forms in the first person include English pronouns such as I and we and verb forms such as Spanish hablo "I speak."
2. A discourse or literary style in which the narrator recounts his or her own experiences or impressions using such forms: a novel written in the first person.
3. A perspective in a video or computer game that shows only what a character would see.

first′-per′son adj.

first person

n
(Grammar)
a. a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used by the speaker to refer to or talk about himself or herself, either alone (first person singular) or together with others (first person plural)
b. (as modifier) : a first-person narrative.

first′ per′son


n.
1. the grammatical person used by a speaker in statements referring to himself or herself or to a group including himself or herself.
2. a pronoun or verb form in the first person, as I, we, or am, or a set of such forms.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.first person - pronouns and verbs used to refer to the speaker or writer of the language in which they occur
person - a grammatical category used in the classification of pronouns, possessive determiners, and verb forms according to whether they indicate the speaker, the addressee, or a third party; "stop talking about yourself in the third person"
Translations
první osoba
fyrsta persóna
eerste persoon

first person

n a novel in the first personun romanzo in prima persona
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On returning to England, she was the first person I inquired after, when Mr.
The gardener was the first person whom I saw in the deserted grounds.
Madame, you are the source of intelligence, of goodness, and of compassion; you are the first person in this kingdom, not only by your rank, but the first person in the world on account of your angelic attributes.
Throughout these chapters, Baker is at pains to stress the non-Cartesian character of her position and emphasizes that she understands the first person perspective as an emergent higher order dispositional property in light of which our bodies constitute us as persons.
The 48-year-old is hoping to reach Whitesands beach in St Davids Head, Pembrokeshire, 35 hours later - and said he would love to become the first person to complete the feat.
If I understand O'Brien correctly, she thinks that that this last feature of first-person reference implies the well-known principle of immunity from error through misidentification relative to the first person (IEM), that is, that one cannot be mistaken that it is oneself that one refers to with the first-person pronoun (Shoemaker 1968, pp.
And yet he can gather himself into a person, namely into the first person, and be incarnate in somebody who speaks in him and says: "It is me.
was the first person credited with creating a world map.
4) In the view of Falk and many others, her substitution of "the gender-inclusive first person plural verb n'varekh, 'let us bless'" simultaneously solves the problems of masculine gender and of human disempowerment, since first person plural verbs are among the few in Hebrew that are not gender-specific, and its usage emphasizes "the 'we' who are blessing.
The first person point of view includes: "I said," "I saw," "I thought.