Definitions of Persons

  1. Persons as individuals ( e. g., ABORTION APPLICANTS) or as members of a group ( e. g., HISPANIC AMERICANS). It is not used for members of the various professions ( e. g., PHYSICIANS) or occupations ( e. g., LIBRARIANS) for which OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS is available.

Usage examples for Persons

  1. Persons in the front row sprang to their feet. – The Crimson Sweater by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. There were few persons in the world for whom he cared so much. – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  3. What she says she has told is, that she's run away from cruel persons who want to have all her money, and to prevent her from having any happiness. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  4. Who are those clean and well dressed persons coming out of the church? – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  5. I could not say the names of any persons just now. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie