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1‘you were probably the last person to see Glynn alive’
human being, individual, man, woman, human, being, living soul, soul, mortal, creature, fellow
informal character, type, sort, beggar, cookie, customer, critter, bunny, fella
British informal bloke, chap, bod, geezer, gent
North American informal guy, gal, dame, dude, hombre
Australian informal bastard
informal, dated body, dog
British informal, dated cove
British vulgar slang sod, bugger
‘the Queen was unable to be there in person’
physically, in the flesh, personally, bodily, actually
in propria persona
as large as life
in one's own person
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