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  • n  another word for person; a person not meriting identification
    a strange personage appeared at the door
  • n  a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events

  • The picturesque personage was none other than the architect Le Corbusier.
  • One clue suggesting that Jack was really "S," an eminent personage, was the curious manner in which police dealt with the 1888 murder cases.
  • The personage is Mexico's idolatrous form of the Grim Reaper: a skeleton sometimes male, sometimes female covered in a white, black or red cape, carrying a scythe, or a .
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  • This Week in Tribal History
    June 25, 1874 from The Missoulian: Report from Frank Truchot of Warm Springs "A masculine personage, dressed in orthodox Indian costume, except that it has since transpired that he wore false hair glued on, appeared at his ranch and bantered him for a dicker."
    June 20, 2013 - Char-Koosta News

  • Manny Pacquiao in
    He rushed over to Pacquiao, the two exchanged whispers and Arum returned to the podium, saying: "And now we have a very famous personage from the Philippines, Governor Takasan."
  • Alfred Kazin in New Yorker
    With the deep-sunk colored pouches under his eyes, the cigarette always in hand like an intellectual gesture, an air that combined weariness, vanity, and immense caution, he was already a personage,Alfred Kazin wrote about meeting Trilling...
  • Richard Flecknoe in Irish Times
    IN ONE OF THE first biographies of Oliver Cromwell, written shortly after his death in 1658, Richard Flecknoe concluded "that a greater and more excellent personage had nowhere been produced by this latter age, nor perhaps (in our Nation) by any...

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