• St. Mary's Church, Guildford
    St. Mary's Church, Guildford
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mari the Finnic language spoken by the Cheremis
    • n Mari a member of a rural Finnish people living in eastern Russia
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Marie de l'Incarnation Marie de l'Incarnation
Marie de Medicis——147 Marie de Medicis——147
Concini, Leonora Galigai, and Mary De' Medici——149 Concini, Leonora Galigai, and Mary De' Medici——149
Mary Mary Mary Mary
Mistress Mary Mistress Mary
Mary had a little lamb Mary had a little lamb


  • Rosie O'Donnell
    Rosie O'Donnell
    “I see myself as Rhoda, not Mary Tyler Moore.”
  • Archbishop Paul Marcinkus
    Archbishop Paul Marcinkus
    “You can't run the Church on Hail Marys.”
  • Shirley Williams
    Shirley Williams
    “The Catholic Church has never really come to terms with women. What I object to is being treated either as Madonna's or Mary Magdalene's.”
  • Margaret Atwood
    Margaret Atwood
    “If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary.”
  • Martin Sheen
    Martin Sheen
    “I'm one of those cliff-hanging Catholics. I don't believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother.”
  • Bernard Berenson
    Bernard Berenson
    “Miracles happen to those who believe in them. Otherwise why does not the Virgin Mary appear to Lamaists, Mohammedans, or Hindus who have never heard of her?”


Hail Mary pass - In American football, a Hail Mary pass is a long, desperate pass at the end of the game that is hoped may gain some points, so it is used for a desperate attempt to resolve a serious problem at the last minute.


In literature:

I made her out as quiet as a lamb, an' as good an' bidable as Mary.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
He began by writing verses in Mary's praise, which Mary read, and seemed to be pleased with.
"Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
Oh, Mary, Mary, I am so happy!
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
What do you say to that, Mary?
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
Mary's ministers, when they found that Mary herself liked the plan, fell in with it too.
"Queen Elizabeth" by Jacob Abbott
That time is not yet, Marie, but it may come.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
At least, it was Mary Cox on the table, and Mary Cox had shown Helen much more attention than she had Ruth.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
Mary tried her hand at French.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
Oh, Saint Mary protect me, an' oi'm a (hic) bad woman.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
They stared at Lady Mary, at the Earl, at me.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane

In poetry:

Oh, Mary, when afar from thee,
And mountains rise between,
And I am wandering pensively
Through many a varied scene;
"To Mary" by James Avis Bartley
Whan Robyn came to Notyngham,
Sertenly withoutene layne,
He prayed to God and myld Mary
To brynge hym out saue agayne.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
Oh! may the brightest smiles of heaven
That beam on men below,
Still shine upon sweet Mary's path,
Wherever she may go.
"For Mary" by James Avis Bartley
A bark slept on the sea, and in the bark
Slept Mary's Son --
The only One
Whose face is light! where all, all else, is dark.
"The Master's Voice" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Early wert thou taken, Mary!
And I know 'tis vain to weep—
Tears of mine can never wake thee
From thy sad and silent sleep.
"The Buried Flower" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Sae blythe and bauld he stappit up,
"Noo, Mary," whisper'd he,
"I'm come to seek ye for my ain,
Your faither's pleased wi' me.
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Born on April 6, 1941, in Gaylord to Bernard and Mary (Drzonek) Tuszynski, Marlene was a 1959 graduate of St Mary Cathedral School.
Stonemason Alex Igmunov, from left, Marie's son Steven Day and arboretum manager Kelly Punteney stand near the stone bench memorializing the late Marie Day at the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum in Vancouver.
PICAYUNE — Mary Kay Ashe was one of the true pioneers of women's entrepreneurship, with her creation of the internationally successful Mary Kay Cosmetics company.
They shot and released a video for their most recent single "Anna Marie," went on a European tour, then watched "Anna Marie" become their highest charting single reaching No.
ST MARYS — Two artists will begin the creation of their project in downtown St Marys next week as a contribution to the revitalization of the canal.
Stepping Out of the Box with Gospel Superstars Mary Mary.
Two sisters, Mary Rohrbach of Tiffin and Mary (Russell) Clark of Findlay.
Mary Sweeney, owner of Mary's By Design , sits in her new retail space located at 308 N Alpine Road Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012, in Rockford.
Mary was born on September 2, 1928, in Mexico, Missouri, the daughter of Harper Elliot and Mary Peyton (Meng) VanNess.
Mary's Academy's Conner Plumley (52) and Timothy Fullerton team up to bring down Veritas' Elijah Harvey during the KCAA class 2A state championship game, Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at St Mary's.
Mary Agnes Connors "Kane", 79, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, Sept 22, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, She was born Jan 31, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A daughter of the late John and Mary Joyce Kane.
ST MARYS — The newest members of the St Marys business community officially opened its doors on Friday.
STERLING – Annabell Marie Darling -Carlson, infant daughter of Devin Ray and Nicole Marie ( Darling ) Carlson, died Saturday, Oct 6, 2012, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
More than $15,000 was raised during Mary's Run, a 5-K fun run , held at APU on Sunday, Oct 21, 2012, to help with medical expenses for teenager Mary Robicheaux who hit by a car while biking in Anchorage on August 28th.
Mary Todd Lincoln portrayed by Linda Scott, served her white cake to visitors during "Mrs. LincolnÕs Favorite Things" Evening Tour at the Mary Todd Lincoln House Lexington, Ky. On Thursday Dec 13, 2012.

In science:

Bertrand, Ph.D. thesis, Universit´e Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI (2000).
Transition temperatures and contact angles in the sequential-wetting scenario of n-alkanes on (salt) water
We are pleased to acknowledge contributions to this work by Mary Thompson of LBNL.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
KAP thanks Michael Drinkwater, Alastair Edge and Mary Hawkrigg for their support.
Pulling out Threads from the Cosmic Tapestry: Defining Filaments of Galaxies
Unit´e Mixte du CRNS et de l’Ecole Normale Sup´erieure associ´ee `a l’universit´e Pierre et Marie Curie 6, UMR 8549.
D-branes in Unoriented Non-critical Strings and Duality in SO(N) and Sp(N) Gauge Theories
Laboratoire de Probabilit´es et Mod´eles Al´eatoires, Universit´e Pierre et Marie Curie, et C.N.R.S.
The characteristic polynomial of a random unitary matrix: a probabilistic approach