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Hilbert

[hil-bert; German hil-buh rt] /ˈhɪl bərt; German ˈhɪl bərt/
noun
1.
David
[dey-vid;; German dah-vit] /ˈdeɪ vɪd;; German ˈdɑ vɪt/ (Show IPA),
1862–1943, German mathematician.
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  • So saying, he turned round and let Hilbert see that the bow and arrow were not behind him.

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  • "Why, a little bird that came on board from Nova Scotia, they said," replied Hilbert.

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  • Even Hilbert looked pleased at the effect which his rejoinder had produced.

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  • So saying, Hilbert began to caper about the deck in the exuberance of his joy.

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  • Hilbert held it up so that the Colonel could see the number upon it.

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  • He immediately began to talk with Hilbert about the lottery.

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  • As for 267, he discovered that Hilbert had it, just as the bell rang for luncheon.

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  • "I wish you could tell me something about Hilbert," said the lady.

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  • Hilbert muttered something in reply, but Rollo did not hear what it was.

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Hilbert

/ˈhɪlbət/
noun
1.
David (ˈdaːfɪt). 1862–1943, German mathematician, who made outstanding contributions to the theories of number fields and invariants and to geometry
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