the grammatical person used by the speaker of an utterance in referring to anyone or anything other than the speaker or the one (third person singular ) or ones (third person plural ) being addressed.
a pronoun or verb form in the third person, as she or goes in English, or a set of such forms.
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Origin of third person
First recorded in 1580–90
Words nearby third person
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Example sentences from the Web for third person
Plath writes in the kind of third-person interior monologue she often used for her short stories and early fiction.Sylvia Plath’s Darkest Sea: What an Unveiled Draft Poem Reveals|Olivia Cole|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The third-person formula may be used, but there must be a certain warmth in the note to avoid any semblance of indifference.Book of Etiquette|Lillian Eichler
British Dictionary definitions for third person
a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to objects or individuals other than the speaker or his addressee(s)
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