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- With one's own body and presence, as opposed to radio, the telephone, television etc. Actually present. In actual presence.
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
- The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. […] Their example was followed by others at a time when the master of Mohair was superintending in person the docking of some two-year-olds, and equally invisible.
- Have you ever seen a celebrity in person? He had seen the burger on TV, but in person it looked so much juicier.