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[hil-uh-ree] /ˈhɪl ə ri/
Sir Edmund P. 1919–2008, New Zealand mountain climber who scaled Mt. Everest 1953.
a male or female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When our verdict was ready, and we came in to be discharged, I saw Hillary Cox again.

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

    The Mind Digger Winston Marks
  • She chose to ride fast to-day; and Hillary joined us part of the way.

    Elster's Folly Mrs. Henry Wood
  • It developed that Hillary Hardy was not our boy's real name.

    The Mind Digger Winston Marks
  • Clerk Lawford was also shy, notwithstanding his communings with Hillary upon the subject of his intended purchase.

    The Surgeon's Daughter Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for Hillary


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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