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[klair] /klɛər/
Ina, 1892–1985, U.S. actress.
a female given name, form of Clara. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Suddenly an image appeared to come before her eyes—that of Claire.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • They were aided in this by a rumour that Felicien was to marry Claire de Voincourt.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • Since Marianne had again been nursing, Claire had been attending to her work.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • There was no corner left for him at the farm where Gervais and Claire took up all the room.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • The estate has almost doubled in value since it has been in his hands and Claire's.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
Word Origin and History for Claire

fem. proper name, from French claire, fem. of clair literally "light, bright," from Latin clarus "clear, bright, distinct" (see clear (adj.); also cf. Clara).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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