Alma Hitchcock, the times I saw her, was a frail, birdlike woman who looked angry about her infirmity.
In 1945 or 1946, Hitch and Alma were in New York with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman, on a publicity tour.
Does your school or Alma mater support its basketball teams, even if they are not perennial March Madness powerhouses?
For the first time since I put my acceptance letter in the mail, I woke up this morning ashamed of my Alma mater.
During his early attempts to become a director, he met Alma Reville, an English girl just one day younger than himself.
Alma, her nose sniffing the air, ran into the kitchen that night to find no one in the room, and the biscuits burning in the oven.
"What's best for her is the only question, of course," said Alma, helping Harry off the field.
At all times he was ready to guard and vindicate the religious character of his Alma mater.
I only knew that Alma had called herself my friend and promised to take care of me.
Still looking at him steadily, Alma Remsen seemed to change.
Egyptian dancing-girl, belly-dancer, 1814, perhaps from Arabic almah (fem. adjective), "learned, knowing," from alama "to know." Or perhaps from a Semitic root meaning "girl" (cf. Hebrew alma "a young girl, a damsel").