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  • The match looked over but Mahut, roared on by his support group who were greeting every hold with an "allez" or a "oui monsieur", saved the first with a bold forehand and volley combination and then a second match point with a service winner.

    Wimbledon 2010: John Isner and Nicolas Mahut still fighting in epic

  • * One of the stranger moments during the Sony Ericsson was Justine Henin shouting "allez" to herself in the middle of a rally after she hit an approach shot but before her opponent, No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki, had a chance to reply.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Wawrinka shouted "allez", presumably thinking he had won the point but the ball dropped in and, after the Swiss star had returned it, Murray hit the net.

    The Daily Record - Home

  • The Scot was furious and asked umpire Steve Ullrich: "It's okay for him to scream 'allez' when the ball has not crossed the net?"

    The Daily Record - Home

  • Petrova raced away to an early 3-0 advantage in the second set, only for Henin, punching and counter-punching and setting up winners with pinpoint accuracy and angles, to claw her way back to 3-3, prompting a string of shouts of "allez".

    The Times of India

  • A signature ripped backhand across court brought a cry of 'allez' from the Belgian to underline her growing confidence and she broke for a second time to claim the set when Kleybanova double faulted.

    RTÉ News

  • C'est vrai que vous allez passer par Tampa pour un dégustation?

    serment - French Word-A-Day

  • Thus, before they can tell each other to go to hell "allez an enfer?" whatever..., they'll be embracing one another and weeping at their shared aspects of humanity that transcend opinions and affiliations.

    James Napoli: Let's End Bi-Partisan Hatred by Changing the National Language to French

  • Le chercheur Michael Sawka peut prédire si, après un exercice physique, vous allez dégouliner de sueur ou rester frais (ou fraîche) comme une fleur. -- from Courrier International

    degouliner - French Word-A-Day

  • Two French peacekeepers in blue helmets jumped out yelling, "Allez, allez, vite!"

    Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature: Aggie Zivaljevic's 'Where Is My Boy?'

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