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personally

adverb uk   /ˈpɜː.sən.əl.i/ us    /ˈpɜːr.sən.əl.i/
B1 used when you give your opinion: Personally (speaking), I think the show is going to be a great success. B2 affecting you and not anyone else: He believes that parents should be made personally responsible for their children's behaviour. B2 done by you and not by someone else: These figures should be correct because I've checked them personally. take sth personally C1 to think that someone is offending you when they are not: These criticisms should not be taken personally (= they are not meant to criticize any one person in particular).
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