Personal rights


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Personal rights rights appertaining to the person; as, the rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and private property.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Would you believe that "on the nose" comes from radio? When broadcasting began, directors had to communicate with people on the air without making noise, so they developed hand signals. Time is always a key element in live broadcasts. The person at the mike needed to know if the program was on schedule. If things were "just right," the director signaled with a finger to the side of his or her nose.
    • Personal rights rights which belong to the person as a living, reasonable being
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  • Marian Wright Edelman
    Marian Wright Edelman
    “No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “When a person is in fashion, all they do is right.”
  • Alice Walker
    “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
  • Ethel Watts Mumford
    Ethel Watts Mumford
    “Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person”
  • Margaret Mead
    “I've been married three times -- and each time I married the right person.”
  • Calvin Coolidge
    “Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. persōna, a player's mask, perh. from persŏnāre, -ātumper, through, sonāre, to sound.


In literature:

Every right-feeling person does everything in his power to educate the child.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
It was forbidden to display Rebel emblems in public: a cruel restriction of personal right.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Barbara mounted guard over this, watching for a right person to whom to deliver it.
"We Girls: A Home Story" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
It originally belonged, they say, to Judge Collins of New Orleans, as I believe we have already mentioned; his by right of personal knowledge.
"Strange True Stories of Louisiana" by George Washington Cable
A person who does right serves God; one who sins serves the devil.
"Around Old Bethany" by Robert Lee Berry
The problem of personal religion is the problem of finding Jesus, of bringing life into a right relation to Him.
"Our Lady Saint Mary" by J. G. H. Barry
It may be that the work that he has been doing is suited to him, but that his executive is not the right kind of personality for him.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
He should be allowed to maintain in court his rights of person and property.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
I now wish to make a personal acknowledgment that you were right and I was wrong.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II" by John T. Morse
Before he drinks, he raises the cup to the level of his face, and, beginning at his right, offers it to each person in the circle.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
But the people felt that there were other personal rights which needed protection.
"Our Government: Local, State, and National: Idaho Edition" by J.A. James
In this he proves, under right guidance, the supremacy of the spiritual and may be encouraged to project it into a hope of personal immortality.
"The Minister and the Boy" by Allan Hoben
But I think you are quite right about those persons' women and children.
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
I'll pay for a hundred, Mr. Latham, and you'll see they go to the right persons.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work" by Edith Van Dyne
They were extremely tenacious of personal rights.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
And ye shall not delay any person of common right for the letters of the King or of any person or for any other cause ...
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
No person, not even a parent, has the least right to interfere or dictate in this matter.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
The missive was carried by the King's archer, who knew his road right well, and was acquainted with the person of Sir Guy.
"A Heroine of France" by Evelyn Everett-Green
When, every day, we hear of persons being starved to death, and when the Right Hon.
"The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902)" by John O'Rourke
Yet why and how should such a person have any right to pursue her?
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton

In poetry:

I rose to smite the Fed'ralist
And - what do you suppose? -
I found, with my avenging fist,
The States' Rights person's nose.
"Another Fusion" by C J Dennis

In news:

Leonard Ellerbe is Floyd Mayweather's right hand man, the person who most speaks for him, and on his behalf, in public.
Ever wish you had a personal chef to deliver diet-friendly meals right to your home.
Recruiters say finding the right person for the right job is getting more challenging.
The groups screen and inform potential adopters in order to find the right dog for the right person or family.
Maybe you aren't a fix-it sort of person, but you need a hammer and the right nails to hang some new framed pictures properly.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were searching for the right person in the circle to shut down the offense of the No.
I personally would have gone further but what did is definitely a step in the right direction.
Kathie Lee Gifford tweets apology with right intention to wrong person.
"This order for the mass evacuation of all persons of Japanese descent denies them the right to live," Seattle native Gordon Hirabayashi wrote in 1942.
The US Senate is likely to soon vote on ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
We constantly strive to fill each position with the right person.
Each weekday we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into training camp.
You can do this by mentioning a person by name, their town, their profession field, their job title, or group right in the headline.
Man didn't personally waive right to jury.
Well, when you are working with 5 different personalities, it can be tough trying to find the right "look" that will work in a picture.

In science:

The reason they were routed mostly through geodesics was that as the personnel knew each other they tried to transfer the responsibility of the bug fix to the right person in the smallest number of steps.
Identifying Coordination Problems in Software Development: Finding Mismatches between Software and Project Team Structures
From a physics perspective, these ideas are very attractive, but as an astronomer, I personally hope that their application here turns out to be unsuccessful because if they are right, they give us little hope for using variability for understanding how black holes accrete.
Probing the Physics of AGN: A Summary
The designed database must be capable of storing and managing user data containing user’s personal information, role(s), responsibilities, type (s), group(s) and right(s) etc.
PDM based I-SOAS Data Warehouse Design
To an unbiased person, the message is very clear: the CKM theory cannot be right.
5th Force and Quark Mixing
Zhou, “Asking the right person: supporting expertise selection in the enterprise,” in Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ser.
User Taglines: Alternative Presentations of Expertise and Interest in Social Media
To make a photographic picture, a person enters into the right side and the photons are placed on the left side.
Interaction-Free Measurements
The force plates were so located that in normal walking a person will encounter them during one gait cycle, with the right foot landing on the first plate and then the left foot on the second.
Human Gravity-Gradient Noise in Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detectors
Assume that A avails of political power that has been rightly obtained on the basis of A’s personal authority.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
In the following, we lay out our personal view of the underlying mechanisms, which involve physical problems worth studying in their own right.
The journey of hydrogen to quantized vortex cores
Suppose the external legs are measured tracks shown in postscript colors on an experimentalist’s transparency (right after we see a small person standing next to a huge machine).
Real and Virtual Strange Processes