Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Spanish gold coin of the reign of Alfonso XII., worth 20 pesetas or $3.86.

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  • proper noun A male given name, the French form of Alfonso.

Etymologies

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Of Spanish origin.

Examples

  • She called Alphonse, who found that his master must have come in during the night, after all, for the lamp was taken from the hall table, the library door was closed and locked, so was the front door, also barred within, which it had not been when he went to bed.

    Waring's Peril

  • The crew of the _Cerberus_ had been somewhat dull of late, except when the little Mounseer, as they called Alphonse, scraped his fiddle.

    Paul Gerrard The Cabin Boy

  • Péladan was a great occult expert, having been inspired by the French writer Éliphas Lévi real name Alphonse Louis Constant, 1810-75.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Péladan was a great occult expert, having been inspired by the French writer Éliphas Lévi real name Alphonse Louis Constant, 1810-75.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Through no fault of James Fenton's, Léon Daudet was misidentified as Alphonse Daudet in his article on Maillol in the May 9 issue.

    Corrections

  • Notwithstanding his apparently great success, his brother monks complained to the bishop concerning the dirt and disorder caused by the crowds, and after a reprimand he was sent at midnight to the monastery at Reus, where he was known as Alphonse and assigned to the kitchen.

    Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing

  • Thus, Rosa L., whom her 'Alphonse' had often threatened to kill, even putting the knife to her throat, would say nothing, and denied everything when the magistrate questioned her.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 Analysis of the Sexual Impulse; Love and Pain; The Sexual Impulse in Women

  • He is always spoken of as 'Alphonse', and there are so many Alphonses.

    Allan Quatermain

  • The Julie, or St Julien, is probably a Trinidadian variety, and has a similar flavour to the famous "Alphonse" mango of India.

    Caribbean Net News Daily Headlines

  • "All save poor Captain Alphonse, that is; for it was only when the coast was clear of the scoundrels and the poop safe again that I had time to think of him.

    The Ghost Ship A Mystery of the Sea

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