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first person

the grammatical person used by a speaker in statements referring to himself or herself or to a group including himself or herself, as I and we in English.
a form in the first person.
Origin of first person
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Homer's mind, in other words, remembers as first-person data experiences it never had.

    The Short Life Francis Donovan
  • Stevenson said, in one of the Vailima Letters, that first-person tales were more in accord with his temperament.

    Essays on Modern Novelists William Lyon Phelps
British Dictionary definitions for first-person

first person

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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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