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Clair

[klair; French kler] /klɛər; French klɛr/
noun
1.
René
[ruh-ney] /rəˈneɪ/ (Show IPA),
1898–1981, French motion-picture director and writer.
2.
a male or female given name.
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  • He found St. Clair standing by the gangway, and called him by name.

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  • "She gets any that have got money in," retorted St. Clair grimly.

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  • Among them St. Clair stood on the lower deck and looked at Jamie.

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  • He was mortally wounded; and it was from him that I learned most about St. Clair and how he ended.

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  • Clair peninsula of Ontario is especially famous for its peaches and grapes.

  • "Style is more than a face," said Miss St. Clair cavalierly.

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  • Eddie said, after a long silence, "do you think Uncle Clair meant that?"

  • "The boy is fairly clever, but he's not a genius," Mr. Clair said.

British Dictionary definitions for Clair

Clair

/French klɛr/
noun
1.
René (rəne), real name René Chomette. 1898–1981, French film director; noted for his comedies including An Italian Straw Hat (1928) and pioneering sound films such as Sous les toits de Paris (1930); later films include Les Belles de nuit (1952)
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