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Mt. Everest

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Definition a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)
  • Had I ever harbored the mystical notions about mountains that seem to obsess lawyers and judges, Aunt Alexandra would have been analogous to Mount Everest: throughout my early life, she was cold and there.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
Mount Everest = highest mountain peak in the world
  • Before I know it, a pile of green beans the size of Mt. Everest is sitting on the table.
    Lincoln Pierce  --  Big Nate - In a Class by Himself
  • Mt. Everest = the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)
  • And these pyramids would have seemed fabulous and incredible, except that one pyramid made the others look like foothills next to Mount Everest.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • You try to climb Mount Everest, they'll tie up your ropes.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • I wouldn't trust him farther than you can throw Mount Everest, though.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • He danced around me like we had just conquered Mount Everest together.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Like I had frostbite all over my face, and my nose had turned black and fallen off, like those people who climbed Mt. Everest.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • I want to climb Mount Everest.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Who was the first person to climb Mount Everest?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • She climbed a steep, rocky hill that seemed like Mount Everest in her exhausted state.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Getting June Nealon to come visit Shay in prison would be like moving Mt. Everest to Columbus, Ohio.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • I could no more imagine my father grilling with a glass of wine in hand than I could imagine him atop Mt. Everest, and somehow the thought made me sad.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Her allure stemmed from her accessibility; like Mt. Everest, she was there, and the men climbed on top of her each time they felt the urge.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The messages were from Finn, asking if I wanted to go skydiving, if I wanted to hunt for gold, if I wanted to ski down Mount Everest.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • They will get results, all right, the planners, like a Mount Everest in the middle of the Atlantic and some fractured domes.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • And he cited Mount Everest, which had thus far responded to human curiosity with an icy refusal and appeared to want to remain in that state of cold reserve.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Why climb this Mount Everest of formalities that makes you feel like a beggar?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He is a "dog" and all dogs are "living creatures"—which are "mortal," unlike the rock of Mount Everest.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • After conquering Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay in 1954, Hillary returned often to the Khumbu Valley.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • It's sort of the Mount Everest of dead languages.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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