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personal matters

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n personal matters matters of personal concern "get his affairs in order"
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Quotations

  • Timothy Radcliffe
    Timothy Radcliffe
    “Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty.”
  • Lillian Smith
    Lillian Smith
    “Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.”
  • Turkish Proverb
    Turkish Proverb
    “It matters less to a person where they are born than where they can live.”
  • Elsie De Wolfe
    Elsie De Wolfe
    “It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there.”
  • Zora Neale Hurston
    Zora Neale Hurston
    “No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you.”
  • Mary Kay Ash
    Mary Kay Ash
    “No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.”

Usage

In literature:

She is a popular young person, and elusive in the matter of dates.
"Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
It is largely a matter of personal magnetism, and, above all, sympathy.
"The White Feather" by P. G. Wodehouse
This is not a personal matter; I am protesting on behalf of nature.
"Belinda" by A. A. Milne
I consider my personal honour is touched in the matter now, and I will not let the matter drop till justice is done.
"Bonnie Prince Charlie" by G. A. Henty
Aunt Margaret was everything that mattered, and the person called Papa was merely an unpleasant incident.
"Back To Billabong" by Mary Grant Bruce
What does his person matter to us, if his book is only good?
"O. T." by Hans Christian Andersen
Of such flashes my new friend was as innocent as the sternest matter-of-fact person could desire.
"The Caxtons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The earl did not deign to appear personally in this matter.
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
This is not a personal matter; I am protesting on behalf of nature.
"First Plays" by A. A. Milne
Christianity is entirely a personal matter, your Majesty.
"Three Dramas" by Björnstjerne M. Björnson
I was content to help educate Texas as to personal comfort, at no matter what cost to myself.
"Crooked Trails" by Frederic Remington
Suppose I managed the matter by correspondence, without appearing in it personally?
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
Amid our studies we have no leisure or inclination for personal matters.
"The Mystery of Cloomber" by Arthur Conan Doyle
I believe in the supernatural as a matter of intellect and reason, not as a matter of personal experience.
"Tremendous Trifles" by G. K. Chesterton
You've made a mistake in allowing this quarrel with Brandon to become so personal a matter.
"The Cathedral" by Sir Hugh Walpole
Your tents will have to come down and be moved, but I have no personal feeling in the matter.
"The Young Engineers in Arizona" by H. Irving Hancock
She was in most ways quite a matter-of-fact person, and she was of an honest mind.
"Barlasch of the Guard" by H. S. Merriman
Finally they come to a fifth person, and refer the matter to him.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
In Satan's Voyage through the Chaos there are several Imaginary Persons described, as residing in that immense Waste of Matter.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
We talk about personal matters to personal friends.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
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In poetry:

There was an Old Person of Hurst,
Who drank when he was not athirst;
When they said, 'You'll grw fatter,'
He answered, 'What matter?'
That globular Person of Hurst.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Hurst" by Edward Lear
"My boy," said the sage, "I have answered you fair,
While you stuck to the point in dispute,
But this is a personal matter, and there
Is my answer--the toe of my boot."
"Father William" by James Whitcomb Riley
I handed her the mirror, and said:
Please address these questions to the proper person!
Please make all requests to head-quarters!
In all matters of emotional importance
please approach the supreme authority direct! -
"Intimates" by D H Lawrence
And now you hear what is said to us:
We are compared to that sort of person
Who wanders about announcing his sex
As if he had just discovered it.
Let us leave this matter, my songs,
and return to that which concerns us.
"The Condolence" by Ezra Pound

In news:

As M16 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Thoughts on personal finance and other important matters.
In the charming, vibrant cartoon version of Dr Seuss' 'Horton Hears a Who,' a 'person's a person, no matter how small.'.
As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Personality, intelligence, and the differences that matter.
He cited personal matters but did not address the new allegations .
George also hosts "Money Matters", a personal finance program Sunday mornings.
It was, and is, absolutely and completely a personal matter I recognize that I have breached your trust and I hope to repair that trust over time.
TiVo and vacation-rental company HomeAway, is raising a $400 million fund, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Weston's climax is as tidy as his verse, with lessons learned about what truly matters (hint: it's not a person's outfit).
That's according to a person familiar with the matter.
To make matters worse, at that year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Clinton, who got the Leo treatment, got personal.
It doesn't matter how many times that person is added to or taken off of the 25-man roster during that season – the whole season is an option .
"Whether I think it's personally good for the township or not, doesn't matter," Petterson said.
Def Leppard Cancels Remainder Of Tour Due To "Unforeseen Personal Matters".
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In science:

True this is a statement easy to argue about, hard to convince about, you may say it is a matter of personal taste.
Definable groups for dependent and 2-dependent theories
With simple inference a user could determine e.g. those persons that she might ask for help in specific matters or just might want to meet to share common interests.
Usability Meets Instant Gratification on the Semantic Web
The theory of hadronic physics is the ultimate postmodern playground, as it sometimes seems that the use of a particular model for hadronic physics, from a mutual incompatible set of possibilities, is almost a matter of personal preference [312].
Meson and Baryon Spectroscopy on a Lattice
We conclude that at least for static isotropic metrics the geodesics of general relativity can be mapped to those of 4DO and so it is a matter of personal preference which formalism each one uses.
An hypersphere model of the Universe - The dismissal of dark matter
Specifically, one would like to test whether the person-to-person transmission probability, no matter how it is defined, is 0.
A resampling-based test to detect person-to-person transmission of infectious disease
Since the condensed matter person uses quantum theory, he would be very concerned that quantum theory needs a fundamental modification, even though the violation may not be significant in his systems of interest.
Fuzzballs and the information paradox: a summary and conjectures
Thus the condensed matter person will simply tell us to go and make other fuzzball states, and come back only if we can show that there are states of black holes that are not fuzzballs.
Fuzzballs and the information paradox: a summary and conjectures
After having carried out our personal review, we must agree with the title of the paper: size of telescopes certainly matters.
Size matters
In physics, and in particular in condensed matter physics, the smallest team, i.e., a group of two persons is composed of one researcher who has performed most of the technical work while the other one has defined the frame and or the problem.
Tailor Based Allocations for Multiple Authorship: a fractional $gh$-index
Gravity holds us to the earth, but the electromagnetic force between atoms in matter keep us from falling through the floor! The electromagnetic force is so very strong, that no person on earth is strong enough to hold two electrons together, assuming these were the only two charged particles around.
Searching for the Standard Model in the String Landscape : SUSY GUTs
As we have seen, actually de fining what a cluster is can be diffi cult, and often is merely a matter of personal opinion.
Clustered Star Formation: A Review
Afterall, choosing post cards when you are on travel is a personal matter.
FPCP 2012 Summary Talk on Experiments
Therefore it is considered an optional feature that users can turn on and of at any time. As a matter of fact, in the current system, a slider in the main window allows the user to set the degree of personalization.
User Profile-Driven Data Warehouse Summary for Adaptive OLAP Queries
Here Ijk (t), the person’s quadrupole moment relative to his CofM, is the means by which his moving limbs produce gravity-gradient noise, repeated indices (j and k) are to be summed, and we use Cartesian coordinates so it doesn’t matter whether tensor indices are up or down.
Human Gravity-Gradient Noise in Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detectors
Other practical matter is how the mark is putted, i.e., how the problem can be constructed, what process or person can manages an infinity tape.
The Complexity Of The NP-Class
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