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Do or be what one wishes or in accordance with one's own character rather than as influenced by others:‘she certainly did not live in the shadow of John; she was her own person’
- ‘Certainly, he is his own person, possessing a rather unique personality.’
- ‘Now with my album I'm able to be my own person and show me and all my songs.’
- ‘Harold is his own person, and he's going to do a terrific job tonight.’
- ‘I hadn't taken anyone's money to write anything, so I was my own person.’
- ‘I think he'll be his own person, and he'll form his own legacy.’
- ‘He encouraged you to be your own person, be who you want to be.’
- ‘He was no angel, but he was his own person and wasn't involved with gangs.’
- ‘He's gone to great lengths this year to be his own person, not to be his father's son.’
- ‘I thought that you were your own person, you didn't care what other people think!’
- ‘I think the woman should continue to be her own person, because that's what I was attracted to in the beginning.’
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