We all have a personal life.
He was on a personal quest.
"Then you have no idea how personal it gets," Gabriel snapped.
Much the case with Howie and Julie, I felt the personal lives of our group deserved their own space to address their own problems.
This was my first great sorrow--my first personal experience with death.
The faces all expressed animation and apprehension, but it seemed to Pierre that the cause of the excitement shown in some of these faces lay chiefly in questions of personal success; his mind, however, was occupied by the different expression he saw on other faces--an expression that spoke not of personal matters but of the universal questions of life and death.
Surely this wasn't a personal file.
Quinn, consider it a personal favor... from the guy you appointed boss.
He left it at the desk, as he wasn't up to the small talk a personal delivery would entail.
"It's not personal," she replied.
I was merely expressing a personal opinion.
He never wanted to deal with the unexpected in his personal life again.
He stopped in her personal zone, too close, but she wasn't about to back down this time.
Do you always visit the relatives of accident victims on your personal time?
Still, you must have some personal observations... thoughts... feelings?
It was ridiculous - sending him into town after such personal items when she was perfectly capable of going by herself.
Is it possible that on account of court and personal considerations tens of thousands of lives, and my life, my life," he thought, "must be risked?"
It wasn't simply a personal matter to Dulce.
Whoever lived here had nothing personal to show, no pieces of his personality for her to dissect before she faced him.
Dean poked about while she was gone, but the newly moved-in apartment had little in the way of personal objects.
He always did, no matter what the personal cost.
I myself, not being built to eat, have no personal experience in such matters.
The 1920s to 1950s renderings of what people thought the future would look like are full of things like personal jetpacks and flying cars.
Imagine that every word you said was recorded by your personal recorder and automatically transcribed.
I'll record the facts from my personal point of view, and my observation.
People will only contribute to the extent that their most personal information is protected.
The more he realized the absence of all personal motive in that old man--in whom there seemed to remain only the habit of passions, and in place of an intellect (grouping events and drawing conclusions) only the capacity calmly to contemplate the course of events--the more reassured he was that everything would be as it should.
Kutuzov, without looking at Wolzogen, gave directions for the order to be written out which the former commander-in-chief, to avoid personal responsibility, very judiciously wished to receive.
Not only were we rewarded by the success of Howie's activities but our new personal situations were blissful.
To him, it is a chess game, not personal combat.)
Behind Prince Bagration rode an officer of the suite, the prince's personal adjutant, Zherkov, an orderly officer, the staff officer on duty, riding a fine bobtailed horse, and a civilian--an accountant who had asked permission to be present at the battle out of curiosity.
To the joy and pride of the whole army, a personal interview was refused, and instead of the Sovereign, Prince Dolgorukov, the victor at Wischau, was sent with Savary to negotiate with Napoleon if, contrary to expectations, these negotiations were actuated by a real desire for peace.
Then he vividly pictured to himself Bogucharovo, his occupations in the country, his journey to Ryazan; he remembered the peasants and Dron the village elder, and mentally applying to them the Personal Rights he had divided into paragraphs, he felt astonished that he could have spent so much time on such useless work.
That arousing of the people by their sovereign and his call to them to defend their country--the very incitement which was the chief cause of Russia's triumph in so far as it was produced by the Tsar's personal presence in Moscow--was suggested to the Emperor, and accepted by him, as a pretext for quitting the army.
Doctors came to see her singly and in consultation, talked much in French, German, and Latin, blamed one another, and prescribed a great variety of medicines for all the diseases known to them, but the simple idea never occurred to any of them that they could not know the disease Natasha was suffering from, as no disease suffered by a live man can be known, for every living person has his own peculiarities and always has his own peculiar, personal, novel, complicated disease, unknown to medicine--not a disease of the lungs, liver, skin, heart, nerves, and so on mentioned in medical books, but a disease consisting of one of the innumerable combinations of the maladies of those organs.
The actors of 1812 have long since left the stage, their personal interests have vanished leaving no trace, and nothing remains of that time but its historic results.
I can only imagine other uses you might have embraced, for personal financial enhancement.
The next day, Ethel Reagan reported in her Boston paper on a personal interview with Youngblood.
We're just co-workers and Howie deserves his personal life.
Our personal security remains constantly on high alert.
Will you answer something personal, Damian?
He knew Cynthia would not look kindly on any direct line of questioning in the personal area of parentage.
"I just hope she doesn't intend to further pay you back in some other more personal way," Cynthia cautioned.
I know you had a personal relationship with the jerk.
No more personal weakness.
It's a personal vendetta.
It's more of a personal debt.
Their professional then personal relationships had centered around her and her illness.
Her courage almost gave out at the idea of walking into the devil's personal hangout.
They may have missed on specifics (such as each of us owning a personal jet pack and a flying car) but in general were dead-on.
This reminds me that Dr. Hale used to give a personal touch to his letters to me by pricking his signature in braille.
Beside him was Simon Chekmar, his personal attendant, an old horseman now somewhat stiff in the saddle.
When she understood them her personal feeling became interwoven in the prayers with shades of its own.
If anyone gave or asked for personal news, it was done in a whisper and they immediately reverted to general matters.
It seemed to her that it was only a personal struggle between "Granddad" and "Long-coat" as she termed Bennigsen.
Though this news was being concealed from the inhabitants, the officials--the heads of the various government departments--knew that Moscow would soon be in the enemy's hands, just as Count Rostopchin himself knew it, and to escape personal responsibility they had all come to the governor to ask how they were to deal with their various departments.
Sonya was not less agitated than her friend by the latter's fear and grief and by her own personal feelings which she shared with no one.
They spoke of personal reminiscences, of amusing scenes they had witnessed during the campaign, and avoided all talk of their present situation.
What they had witnessed in the last hour required the silence of personal reflection.
The armory was not the collection of a wealthy connoisseur; this was the personal armory of a man accustomed to killing often.
"I guess I should feel honored to have your personal attention," she said acidly.
He didn't even prattle on about some alleged personal experiences in a diamond mine in Africa, a search for gold or other such nonsense he was expected to resurrect or invent.
What in God's name would make you ask a personal question like that?
Deidre looked up at him as he entered her personal space, at once flustered and irritated.
It would be wrong to extrapolate that all Californians are surfers, based only on a few personal experiences.
The system will also look for anything they've written publicly about this place (Yelp, Facebook, personal blog) and which superlatives they used to describe it.
It appears so to us because we see only the general historic interest of that time and do not see all the personal human interests that people had.
In their attitude toward him could still be felt both uncertainty as to who he might be – perhaps a very important person – and hostility as a result of their recent personal conflict with him.
Something was lacking in them, they were not clear, they were too one-sidedly personal and brain-spun.
In both cases his personal activity, having no more force than the personal activity of any soldier, merely coincided with the laws that guided the event.
Napoleon, too, carried away his own personal tresor, but on seeing the baggage trains that impeded the army, he was (Thiers says) horror-struck.
And to all Denisov's persuasions, Petya replied that he too was accustomed to do everything accurately and not just anyhow, and that he never considered personal danger.
Pierre's insanity consisted in not waiting, as he used to do, to discover personal attributes which he termed "good qualities" in people before loving them; his heart was now overflowing with love, and by loving people without cause he discovered indubitable causes for loving them.
That door over there is your personal bathroom.
Then let me express a personal opinion as well.
There are zero personal memories.
Yes, but for what reason... for my personal enjoyment?
Our need for secrecy, all five of us, extended far beyond personal culpability.
Their history was too personal for her to feel uncomfortable standing near-naked to a man who'd had a crush on her for a while.
He laid out how doctors should conduct themselves professionally, how to record patient records, and even suggested matters of personal hygiene for physicians, right down to their fingernails.
(I answered, "They should get jobs at the factory that would make the lawnmowers; it would pay better.") Personal computers and the Internet have come under criticism in this regard.
Anything that requires the unamplified direct labor of a person won't either, such as a personal trainer, a babysitter, or a masseuse.
I think most people around the world will seek personal excellence.
Given so many different nutritional theories and viewpoints, most people base their own nutritional philosophies on a combination of two factors: personal experience and social/political worldview.
How do I reconcile my personal choices with my statement that the farm of the future is a good thing?
I have an extensive library of very old recipe books, including several "autographs"—original, handwritten, unpublished, personal cookbooks—that date back to the early 1700s.
That is, agree in principle but decline any personal accountability.
Do we not do the same in our personal lives?
The more I have a personal vested interest in your success, the better.
Despite all the terror of what had happened during those last days and during the first days of their journey, this feeling that Providence was intervening in her personal affairs cheered Sonya.