Also, in the flesh. In one's physical presence, as in He applied for the job in person, or I couldn't believe it, but there she was, in the flesh. The first expression dates from the mid-1500s. The variant, from the 1300s, was long used to allude to the bodily resurrection of Jesus, but later acquired its looser meaning. Charles Dickens has it in Our Mutual Friend (1865): “The minutes passing on, and no Mrs. W. in the flesh appearing.”
How to use in person in a sentence
“I found him to to be an interesting person,” Krauss said of the first impression.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A Wall Street person should not be allowed to help oversee the Dodd-Frank reforms.Antonio Weiss Is Not Part of the Problem|Steve Rattner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What I had “on the girls” were some remarkably brave first-person accounts.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Scalise never would have spoken to EURO had Duke been there in person.The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence|Jason Berry|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Pentagon leaders agree to a person that the U.S. war against ISIS is succeeding.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Woman is mistress of the art of completely embittering the life of the person on whom she depends.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
But if what I told him were true, he was still at a loss how a kingdom could run out of its estate like a private person.
Levee: a ceremonious visit received by a distinguished person in the morning.
He wished her mother had not been quite such an appalling person, fat and painted.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
But she told Grandfather Mole that it was all right—that she knew a person of his age ought not to go without his breakfast.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey