first person

  1. pronouns and verbs used to refer to the speaker or writer of the language in which they occur
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How To Use first person In A Sentence

  • The ninth-place finisher in other words, the first person to lose Saturday nets a cool $1.25 million. SFGate: Top News Stories
  • I love contemplative first person narratives, in which nothing happens and yet everything of significance is profoundly altered. Molly Fox’s Birthday « Tales from the Reading Room
  • She is at her most urgent and evocative when she assumes the first person; otherwise the work's essayistic quality obtrudes upon the immediacy and music of the poetry.
  • He looked around, his own arms hanging at his sides, but ready to clock the first person who laid a hand on him.
  • They used, in Latin, the term persona, which means ˜role™ but which was also used by the grammarians to distinguish what we call ˜first person, second person and third person™ pronouns and verb-forms. Religion and Morality
  • The plot is transparently thin; our hero, named F.W. and writing in the first person throughout, delivers what he calls a travelogue through time to the Eleventh Cosmic Capital Year of Virgo, an unspecified time 100,000 years or so in the future. Star of the Unborn (1946)
  • During the expedition, Voss conducted spacewalks in both U.S. and Russian space suits, and he was the first person to operate the Space Station Robotic Manipulator System.
  • The first person known to have solved cubic equations algebraically was del Ferro but he told nobody of his achievement.
  • Once they have worked out an essay, they have ideas that cannot be blown away by the first person who comes along with a firm opinion. A Short Guide to Writing About History
  • Thespis, of Athens (6th BC) was the first person to speak lines as an individual actor on stage, thus the term “Thespian” to refer to a theatrical performer was born.
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