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Sorting nested lists with strings

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  • Subject: [mg116267] Sorting nested lists with strings
  • From: Paperorbifold <kgodelNOSPAM at liberoNOSPAM.it>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 02:09:52 -0500 (EST)

I've a nested list of this kind:
list={{"Paul",23},{"Amanda",55},{"Carl",32},...}
Suppose I want to perform an alphabetic sort on the first element. Which is 
the condition I've to write in Sort[list,...]?
Actually Sort[list] automatically operates on the second element.
Thanks.
 
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