ave marias

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


You've only to say three Ave Marias when you wake in the morning and you get anything you want.

To count their beads and mutter their Ave Marias; 'tis all they need.

She had said her Ave Marias over and over again, but they seemed to do her no good.

Let us play for Ave Marias; and so saying, he dropped a pack of cards out of his sleeve.

On entering the forest, he remembered that he had that morning omitted his Ave Marias, so he knelt down to say them.

Then every one knelt down, and the old man recited the Litanies and a succession of Ave Marias.

He had not power to bethink him of his Paternosters and Ave Marias, which, doubtless, would have dissolved the impious charm.

But she said her Ave Marias again just the same; being happy, they did her more good.

This pious exercise consists in a paternoster and ten Ave Marias, repeated five times.