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Alan Gross was in a cheery mood, having survived a grim five-year stint in a Cuban prison.Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor|Michael Moynihan|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You have to admire his convictions; most frustrated auteurs in this town just call such things “an Alan Smithee project.”
Alan just happened to be in New York auditioning people, and I got in the room to audition for the first time.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson-- the Simpson half of Simpson-Mazzoli-- blames the Right along with the Left.
“NATO bullied us in Georgia and now they are doing the same again here, and we have to stop them,” says Alan.
Christopher could afford to be magnanimous toward Alan, now that Elisabeth was the reverse.The Farringdons|Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
With Catriona behind and Alan before me, I was like one lifted up.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
And drawing my sword, I fell on guard as Alan himself had taught me.Kidnapped|Robert Louis Stevenson
The two lighted their cigars from a single match, and Alan went his way, while the captain turned in the direction of his cabin.The Alaskan|James Oliver Curwood
She knew Alan, too, well; but she scarcely believed him capable of such a sacrifice as this.Barren Honour: A Novel|George A. Lawrence
Word Origin and History for alan
masc. proper name, 1066, from Old Breton Alan, name of a popular Welsh and Breton saint; brought to England by the large contingent of Bretons who fought alongside William the Conqueror.