- a female given name, form of Clara.
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Examples from the Web for clarissa
She later went on to appear (from 2000 to 2003) in the series Clarissa and the Countryman, with Johnny Scott.
It was Derby Day when Clarissa came home to find her mother dead.
Then, after Jennifer Paterson died in 1999, Clarissa Dickson Wright presented the One Man And His Dog Christmas Special.
Clarissa remembered consuming “deeply unhygienic but delicious” things wrapped in banana leaves.
After her father left the house Clarissa Dickson Wright never saw him again.
I take you at your word, Clarissa—Give me his letters; and the copies of yours.
You were once my comfort, Clarissa; you made all my hardships tolerable:—But now!
Who would not be proud of such a relation as Miss Clarissa Harlowe?
Libertine as he is, can have no thoughts of any other woman but Clarissa.
He will throw himself into Clarissa's presence in the woodhouse.