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personally

adverb  /ˈpɜr·sə·nəl·i/ us  
Personally can refer to yourself or your own opinion: Personally, I think their marriage won’t last. I haven’t been there personally, but I’ve read a lot about it. If you do something personally, you do it yourself rather than asking someone else to do it: He plans to personally direct the fund-raising drive. He believes that parents should be made personally responsible for their children’s behavior. Personally also refers to an intentionally offensive remark about someone’s character or appearance or which is understood as being critical: Please don’t take this personally, but I think you need to brush your teeth.
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