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.
And they met several straw-hatted youths to whom Alma bowed.
At all times he was ready to guard and vindicate the religious character of his Alma mater.
And she said it so graciously that the tears came into Alma's eyes.
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").