[ hil-uh-ree ]

  1. Also Hi·laire [hi-lair; French ee-ler]. /hɪ lɛər; French iˈlɛr/. a male or female given name: from a Latin word meaning “cheerful.”

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How to use Hilary in a sentence

  • I talked with Hilary Levey Friedman, a sociologist and author of Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture.

    My Loser Kid Should Get a Trophy | Brandy Zadrozny | August 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Of these Reports he published altogether four volumes, with learned notes; they extend from Michaelmas 1807 to Hilary 1816.

  • And do you know, Hilary, there's the makings of a devilish fine woman in Liosha, if one only knew the right way to take her.

    Jaffery | William J. Locke
  • Hilary and Cecily had been playing tennis, and, overhearing the alarming news, came up to the steps of the verandah.

    The Talking Horse | F. Anstey
  • Hilary, too, was hopeless; he was reduced to his last cards now, and came in upon Mrs. Jolliffe as she sat at her writing-table.

    The Talking Horse | F. Anstey
  • Hazel and Hilary were also on the verandah, and used their handkerchiefs freely—but principally to conceal their mouths.

    The Talking Horse | F. Anstey