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Persona   /pərsˈoʊnə/   Listen

(pl. personae)
An actor's portrayal of someone in a play.  Synonyms: character, part, role, theatrical role.
(Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world.  Synonym: image.

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"Persona" Quotes from Famous Books

... possesses," ("conditio duarum substantiarum, quas Christus et ipse gestat")[596] and of the "twofold condition not blended but united in one person—God and man" ("duplex status non confusus sed conjunctus in una persona—deus et homo".)[597] Here we already have in a complete form the later Chalcedonian formula of the two substances in one person.[598] At the same time, however, we can clearly see that Tertullian went ...
— History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7) • Adolph Harnack

... secretary, 'che il re si trova obligatissimo col pontefice, chiamandolo veramente Clemente, perche per istanze che sono state piu volte fatte a S. Bene da principi, non ha voluto mai dishonorarlo con divenire ad escommunicatione di sua persona, e che percio S. M. desirera di corresponderle, aggiungendo che i catolici mentre staranno quieti et honestamente occulti non saranno cercati ne perseguitati.' (Scaramelli, ...
— A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) • Leopold von Ranke

... aequum in omnibus {10} provinciis cum proconsulibus usque ad quinquagesimum miliarium a mari. Quo decreto paene totius terrarum orbis imperium uni viro deferebatur; sed tamen idem hoc ante biennium in M. Antoni praetura decretum erat. Sed interdum persona ut exemplo {15} nocet, ita invidiam auget aut levat: in Antonio homines aequo animo passi erant; raro enim invidetur eorum honoribus, quorum vis non timetur: contra in iis homines extraordinaria reformidant, qui ea suo arbitrio aut ...
— Helps to Latin Translation at Sight • Edmund Luce

... happened just then that the Stage Society gave a performance of this little play. It opened the heart of every official to me. I have always been treated with distinguished consideration in my contracts with bureaucracy during the war; but on this occasion I found myself persona grata in the highest degree. There was only one word when the formalities were disposed of; and that was "We are up against Augustus all day." The showing-up of Augustus scandalized one or two innocent and patriotic critics ...
— Augustus Does His Bit • George Bernard Shaw

... rrecoxeron y juntaron el oro y la plata, porque asi estava mandado y hordenado sopena de la vida el que otra cossa hiziese, porque todos lo avian de traet a monton para que de alli el governador lo rrepartiese, dando a cada uno confforme a su persona y meritos de servicios; y esta horden se guardo en toda esta tierra en la conquista della, y al que se le hallara oro o plata escondido muriera por ello, y deste medio nadie oso escondello." Pedro Pizarro, Descub y Conq., ...
— The History Of The Conquest Of Peru • William H. Prescott

... Sir Henry exclaimed irritably. "I don't want the fellow touched at present. Why, he's been a sort of persona grata at my house. Hangs around there all the time when ...
— The Zeppelin's Passenger • E. Phillips Oppenheim

Words linked to "Persona" :   psychology, bit part, appearance, hero, name part, heavy, personify, Jung, part, minor role, villain, characterization, ingenue, visual aspect, psychological science, Carl Gustav Jung, baddie, heroine, enactment, title role, portrayal, Carl Jung

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