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Hillary

[hil-uh-ree] /ˈhɪl ə ri/
noun
1.
Sir Edmund P. 1919–2008, New Zealand mountain climber who scaled Mt. Everest 1953.
2.
a male or female given name.
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  • "I merely threw out the idea as it were tentatively," said Hillary mildly.

    The Prodigal Father J. Storer Clouston
  • "There is also another possibility," continued Hillary in his gentle voice.

    The Prodigal Father J. Storer Clouston
  • Hillary and Grace seemed to know most of these people by sight.

  • At least I'm Hillary Hardy, and your girl just told me you'd see me.

    The Mind Digger Winston Marks
  • It developed that Hillary Hardy was not our boy's real name.

    The Mind Digger Winston Marks
British Dictionary definitions for Hillary

Hillary

/ˈhɪlərɪ/
noun
1.
Sir Edmund. 1919–2008, New Zealand explorer and mountaineer. He and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, were the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest (1953); New Zealand ambassador to India (1984–89)
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