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after you, my dear Alphonse

A phrase typically said when two people try to do the same thing at the same time. It derives from the 1920s comic strip Happy Hooligan, which featured two very well-mannered Frenchmen, Alphonse and Gaston. No, no, you go first—after you, my dear Alphonse!
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Alphonse will help Humantelligence to drive strategic alliances, designed both to help the company accelerate its strong growth among corporate clients and to continue building market leadership with the HR software verticals of culture analytics and recruiting.
CHOICE Curator of European Fine Art at the Walker Art Gallery, Xanthe Brooke, explains: "The works of Alphonse Mucha are undoubtedly some of the most widely-recognised examples of the Art Nouveau style, and still a popular choice for interior decoration and design.
We definitely see a need for that, and we have been asking for that," Alphonse told Windspeaker.
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The scripting of the Hindi adaptation is over, and we will start work on the film as soon as the casting is done," Alphonse told The Time of India.
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xxx CHEVALIER Albert Alphonse Dying is not the switching off of a light, it is but the dimming of a lantern because a new dawn approaches.
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Alphonse Fletcher and the Dakota (Fletcher photo source: NYT) The co-op board at famed Upper West Side building the Dakota has responded to a lawsuit this week alleging racial discrimination and defamation, according to Gothamist, calling the accusations erroneous.
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Congress leader Peter Alphonse also hailed party's victory, and said that the victory of the DMK and the Congress has taught a befitting lesson to those opportunists who deserted the alliance at a crucial hour.
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Now in its second year running, Gulf Jazz Nights will welcome jazz legends such as the Alphonse Mouzon Trio from the USA, singer Sibel Kose from Turkey, the Janusz Muniak Quartet from Poland and the Nuevo Tango Ensamble, with clarinetist Gabrielle Mirabassi from Italy.