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1936, American Council of Learned Societies, Dictionary of American Biography, page 463:
- Instead, he gave himself over to a course in books; through a long life they were his unnumbered and always unforgotten almae matres.
1977, Christopher Darlington Morley, Ironing Board, page 177:
- His three happiest almae matres in New York were the Fishing Gazette, the New York Tribune and the New York Times.
2000, Donald Asher, Cool Colleges for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self- Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different, page 9:
- Whether a professor will help you learn cannot be revealed by the number and prestige of his or her almae matres.