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Everest (ˈɛvərɪst Pronunciation for Everest



  1. See Mount Everest

  2. any high point of ambition or achievement

Word Origin

C19: named after Sir G. Everest (1790–1866), Surveyor-General of India

Example Sentences Including 'Everest'

6. I will not pretend that the stairs are Mount Everest
Adams, Ken Samson Superslug
A few days ago he spoke to his son, Peter, who was at base camp on Everest , on his way to the summit.
Irish Times (2002)
Dr Everest must have sent for Dr Marline, for he came home, in a state of disbelief and horror.
Holt, Victoria The Black Opal
I've always adored her but tonight was a sort of Everest in relationships.
Williams Kenneth & Davies, Russell (ed.) The Kenneth Williams Diaries
It could quite easily be sitting triumphantly on top of a small rock on the side of a Mount Everest.
New Scientist (1999)
KATHMANDU: Two US climbers have overcome blindness and age to climb Mount Everest.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
The doctors were together for a long time and then Dr Everest left.
Holt, Victoria The Black Opal
They're from a Le Monde series on Sir Edmund Hillary's conquest of Mount Everest.
Globe and Mail (2003)


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