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alma mater

1. The school that one attended. One typically only uses the term after graduating from the school. I am visiting my alma mater this weekend, and I hope that some of my old professors are still there. Your alma mater did not fare so well in the big game!
2. A school's official song. In high school, we had to memorize the words to our alma mater. They play the alma mater every year at graduation.

alma mater

Also, Alma Mater. The school or college one attended and, usually, graduated from, as in During football season I always check to see how my alma mater is doing. This expression sometimes refers to the institution's official song, as in I never did learn the words to my college's alma mater. The term is Latin for "kind mother." [c. 1800]
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The bar opened its doors to racegoers during the three-day meeting, with television presenter Jeff Brazier celebrating in Alma after Ladies' Day.
como se que el alma sobreviviente y viajera es la mia?
La segunda alternativa, solo seria viable si las operaciones del alma sensitiva se realizaran sin el cuerpo, porque de este modo todas las operaciones atribuidas al hombre le corresponderian tan solo al alma.
Ya Aristoteles pudo haber insinuado que cuerpo y alma son una y la misma cosa.
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The 2,542 sq metre site consists of a three separate buildings: Alma House, Alma Resource Centre and Alma Flat.
An important material source has been the Alma Fohstrom album, housed in the National Library in Helsinki, which contains, among other items, concert programmes, drawings, and poems dedicated to Alma Fohstrom.
The offer period of the exchange offer in which Alma Media offers to acquire all of the outstanding shares and option rights of Talentum not owned by Talentum or its subsidiaries will expire on 12 November 2015.
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El tratado Del alma de Bergeron y Dufour constituye la primera traduccion francesa.
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