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PER'SONAGE, noun A man or woman of distinction; as an illustrious personage

1. Exterior appearance; stature; air; as a tall personage; a stately personage

2. Character assumed.

The Venetians, naturally grave, love to give in to the follies of such seasons, when disguised in a false personage

3. Character represented.

Some persons must be found, already known in history, whom we may make the actors and personages of this fable.