; used to refer to them individually, rather than as a group. Contrast people.
Which persons are responsible for this mess?
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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.
Plural form of the word person.
Any persons who choose to eat in our restaurant are welcome to bring their children.
Submitted by MaryC on January 18, 2016
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Persons is ranked #9064 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Persons surname appeared 3,606 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Persons.
85.1% or 3,069 total occurrences were White.
8.5% or 308 total occurrences were Black.
2.6% or 97 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.3% or 86 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.9% or 35 total occurrences were Asian.
0.3% or 11 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'persons' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2538
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'persons' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4098
The numerical value of persons in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of persons in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.
I know pregnant persons can be reluctant to take medications or receive vaccines during their pregnancy and they really want to do everything possible to protect their baby, and they make sacrifices in pregnancies, but I think it has to be balanced with the risks of not getting vaccinated, it's important for all persons to get vaccinated, but in particular for pregnant persons to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves and to protect their babies.
If we were to allow anyone to receive vaccine, we would deliver doses very quickly, but the persons receiving them would likely be the most privileged, with the most resources to get to the front of the line, if we were to maintain extremely tight restrictions on persons meeting eligibility criteria by demanding extensive documentation, we would slow down the rate of vaccination. And either of those would likely reduce the number of African American and minority persons who get vaccinated. We will continue to work hard to achieve the right balance of these objectives.
So far seven persons lost their lives and 20 persons were injured in the bomb blast that occurred in Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons camp.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
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