A soaring “Ave Maria” and a tender “Danny Boy” marked the passing of two more brothers.
Yet it seemed to her as though days had elapsed since she sang the Ave Maria in the cathedral.
Because of former scandals, it appeared: Martello and Ave Maria.
Come to me this evening about the Ave Maria—or a little earlier.
“Yes, I have my proofs,” replied Ave Maria, shaken with a furious cough.
At the familiar syllables of the Ave Maria the shuddering sailors hushed their cries and oaths and listened, on their knees.
And then floating over the waters came the sound of the 'Ave Maria!'
I had had him leave the city Sunday evening at the Ave Maria.
In a moment a soft and sympathetic voice was singing the first notes of Tosti's 'Ave Maria.'
Alisanda made the sign of the cross, and her lips moved in quick prayer: "Ave Maria purisima—"
modified form of the angelic salutation to the Virgin (Luke i:28) used as a devotional recitation, early 13c., from the opening words ("Ave [Maria] gratia plena").