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He repeated this in a voice of impersonal courtesy, and went on to the next group.

Beautiful she had seemed to him before, but beautiful with a sort of impersonal perfection.

For the difference between the personal and impersonal was not marked to him as to ourselves.

That third party or common nature is not social; it is impersonal; is God.

She was calm and impersonal during these interviews, and he tried to be so.

The post was an impersonal and incorruptible go-between, so he wrote frequently.

He looked more than once at his visitor as he did so, in a preoccupied, impersonal way.

Of course, her motive had been merely to 195 help him in an impersonal sort of way.

For an impersonal observer she realized they showed too much.

They also come to have community interests of an impersonal sort.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., a grammatical term, from Late Latin impersonalis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + personalis "personal" (see personal). Sense of "not connected with any person" is from 1620s; that of "not endowed with personality" is from 1842. Related: impersonally.

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