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He has become England's alpha male. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Being alpha male, dominant, macho is deep in their mindset. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Such individuals are alpha males, competitive by nature, who want to show off their prowess to any possible rival. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I've always been the alpha male, if you like. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is not a shortcut to becoming an alpha male. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The alpha and omega of the weather manifesto is better weather. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet this seems to be beyond the imagination of the alpha female. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The alpha and omega of soldiering and training is discipline and drill. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)The harder part was working out how three alpha females could coexist in a band. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Does that make me an alpha female? Times, Sunday Times (2010)This uses a small electrical current to produce alpha waves which stop my brain getting more pain signals than it should. The Sun (2012)So two alpha females became four. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These floating cities are without doubt the alpha and omega of cruising for many passengers who prefer their ships loud and proud. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So he'd like to be with an alpha woman? Times, Sunday Times (2013)So what do women demand of today's alpha male? Times, Sunday Times (2010)But her manner is unlike that of her combative, bombastic alpha male peers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is the alpha and omega of new Labour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They herded sheep, the alpha and omega of their cuisine. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I guess the treacherous mutt knows a true alpha female when he sees one. Times, Sunday Times (2010)On a monitor, one can see it throbbing with alpha waves up to eight seconds before an insight dawns. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In specific parts of the right brain, it is alpha waves that fire up when jazz pianists are improvising. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And then there is this: we live in an age when images are the alpha and omega of our existence. Christianity Today (2000)And what of alpha woman? Times, Sunday Times (2006)You are an alpha male. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He's definitely my alpha male. The Sun (2007)She says: 'I became a macho alpha male. The Sun (2015)That's because it is known to increase alpha brain waves and reduce beta ones, a process that makes us less mentally alert. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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