Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name in occasional use at the turn of the 20th century.

Etymologies

Used in early 19th century Scandinavian literature, probably as a variant of Wilhelmina. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "I think you don't care for Stockholm any longer," called Hilma; while

    Gerda in Sweden

  • "Hilma," he said, "I've been wondering lately about things.

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  • Karina Björnlund was born September 9, 1951, second child of three to the marriage of Hilma and Helge Björnlund.

    Red Wolf

  • He has read Brautigan, a lot of Borges, and has gone from Dante to García Márquez to Hilma Wolitzer to Kafka.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • Hilma did not come to Salmelus for as long as the old master still lay unburied.

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  • When a little later Miss Martta and the stableman drove out through the gateway, Kustaa and Hilma stood at the drawing room window and watched, and then Kustaa felt that there was something insolent about what he was causing to take place, and the village girl at his side even more so.

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  • Next morning, Hilma remained in the inner rooms, but in the kitchen old Martta made ready to leave, with a cold expression on her face.

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  • In the green semi-darkness of that low-ceilinged retreat he found his Hilma.

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  • Kustaa had not told Hilma to come, she had done so of her own accord, guided by her own sure instinct.

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  • As he entered the back room where Hilma sat in her Sunday best, Kustaa smiled at this weak gibe – he sensed that victory was his.

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