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[kluh-ris-uh] /kləˈrɪs ə/
a female given name, form of Clara. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He simply read his Clarissa and lifted up his voice and wept: and so, to do her justice, did Lady Mary herself.

    Res Judicat Augustine Birrell
  • Clarissa was perhaps not so much to blame, for the rose-cakes were delicious.

    Nine Little Goslings Susan Coolidge
  • "Because he was a brave soldier, Clarissa," explained Marta in simpler terms.

    The Last Shot Frederick Palmer
  • Oh, my dear Clarissa, you can have no conception of what I suffer!

    The Maidens' Lodge Emily Sarah Holt
  • You do not mean that Miss Earle, the great singer, is Clarissa?

    Professor Huskins Lettie M. Cummings

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