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personal letter


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n personal letter a letter dealing with personal affairs
    • ***


  • Aristotle
    “Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.”
  • Joseph Conrad
    “Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.”


In literature:

Jimmy recognized two letters a week from one person to one person as a danger-signal.
"Sandy" by Alice Hegan Rice
Smith, instead, or perhaps, at the end of personal letters, John H.T.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
Some know me personally, some bring letters of introduction or want to see me on questions of policy.
"Ireland In The New Century" by Horace Plunkett
This I hope to hear from yourself personally, on your speedy return, rather than by another letter.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
Therefore project your personality far and wide through your letters.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
After several letters of preparation, at length I met personally with him in Cincinnati.
"Secret Enemies of True Republicanism" by Andrew B. Smolnikar
Yet the instant afterward her personality had triumphed and she had burned the letter!
"The Wheel of Life" by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
Let the women of every State be largely represented both in person and by letter.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Moreover, you sent me a personal letter.
"The Quest of the Silver Fleece" by W. E. B. Du Bois
The editor in charge of the Personal Inquiry column opened his seventieth letter with a groan.
"More Toasts"
You and I know as much, but I am looking at the matter from the point of view of the person who wrote the letter.
"Red Money" by Fergus Hume
And of course, Kate was the person who could best write so difficult a letter.
"The Lookout Man" by B. M. Bower
A few editors send a personal letter to every contributor.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
It was now September, and Harry, in his letters home, declared that he was the only person left in London.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
I choose you to be that person, Catherine, but you are only to send me a letter in case of need.
"The Honorable Miss" by L. T. Meade
Private persons, too, sent their servants on journeys to carry letters.
"The Age of Erasmus" by P. S. Allen
A moment, and Lucy was back with the bearer of the letter, a respectable-looking young person enough.
"The Unseen Bridgegroom" by May Agnes Fleming
This is best accomplished by personal invitation, letter, attractive advertising, etc.
"The Boy and the Sunday School" by John L. Alexander
But it was not a personal letter, which of course made a difference.
"Skyrider" by B. M. Bower
The Tafori of Halfani took my letters from Ujiji, but who the person employed is I do not know.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone

In poetry:

In an envelope marked:
God addressed me a letter. In an envelope marked:
I have given my answer.
"Personal" by Langston Hughes
The Baya not only will bear in his beak
The letter a youth to his nymph would convey;
But if from her person some jewel he seek,
This bird, at his nod, gently plucks it away.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
If a man attends to business and looks to every chance,
He is mercenary, money-mad, and coarse;
If he thinks of art and letters more than personal finance,
He is lacking in ambition and in force.
"Heads And Tails" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Mohammed Nizamul Huq cited personal reasons and said he had sent a resignation letter to the law ministry.
I have held off writing this letter believing that at least one person who called himself or herself a Christian would have something to say.
In a letter to the judge after her husband's conviction on 45 counts of child sex abuse, Dottie Sandusky, says Jerry is no monster, and that people need to understand what kind of person their son Matt is.
(AP) — Police in Medford are hoping that the person who wrote them an anonymous letter about the slaying of a taxi cab driver will get in touch.
I am writing this letter to assist in the clarification of issues that have arisen recently concerning security and safety for my members and all persons at the Hudson County Department of Family Services.
A solitary vocal take of "Sweet Dreams" along with a sampling of the singer's costumes, personal letters and collections offer a deeper look at the country icon.
Always personalize your letter and try to open with the name of a mutual contact.
A personal letter shared on Reddit that was sent when a son outed himself.
A personal letter from the Editor-in-Chief.
I won't hide behind a screen name like the person who submitted the letter to Ms. Bump, or a majority of responders to this Blog.
Like what person so trashed would want that letter writer to pray for them.
New Letters Illuminate Personalities, Story Behind DNA Structure Discovery.
It's incumbent on any person that replies to Bru Bergman's letter to the editor ask.
There's drama on the home front for Megan when she discovers that her father is drinking again and is unaware that he has received a letter from their mother asking him to let her explain in person why she left.
I take parts of Candace Wade's June 20 letter to the editor as a personal attack upon me, though I don't believe I have had the pleasure to meet Ms Wade.

In science:

The only condition imposed on the transfer of letter was that, the letter should be given to the person whom the sender knows by first name.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
The experiment involved source individuals in Nebraska or Kansas delivering a letter to a target person in Boston, MA via intermediaries.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
We find in the noun category pronouns (e.g. personal, demonstrative), proper nouns, abstract nouns, etc. in the particle category, we find the significance letters (e.g. conjunctions) and the construction letters.
A prototype for projecting HPSG syntactic lexica towards LMF
II.A we described the famous experiments carried out by Stanley Milgram in the 1960s, in which letters passed from person to person were able to reach a designated target individual in only a small number of steps—around six in the published cases.
The structure and function of complex networks
II.A), in which letters were passed from person to person in an attempt to get them to a desired target individual, showed that there exist short paths through social networks between apparently distant individuals.
The structure and function of complex networks
When performing the letter-passing task of Milgram [283, 393], for instance, in which participants are asked to communicate a letter or message to a designated target person by passing it through their acquaintance network (Sec.
The structure and function of complex networks
When the same 26 letter alphabets are used by each person, communications based on the alphabet may occur.
The "...system of constraints"
Before the advent of electronic communication, ‘word–of–mouth’ recommendation was carried out mainly through telephone and letter communications, or personal interactions.
Analysis of Social Voting Patterns on Digg
The relatively frequent cases of hyphenated names, and names with personal articles, prepositions and qualifiers, do match the patterns by simply reclassifying hyphen as being letter, and annexing personal particles in a preprocessing step.
A Simple Extraction Procedure for Bibliographical Author Field
The following is a quote from a personal letter written by Gore to W.S.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness