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Cleves

[kleevz] /klivz/
noun
1.
a city in W North Rhine-Westphalia, in W Germany.
German Kleve.

Cleve

[kley-vuh for 1; kleev for 2] /ˈkleɪ və for 1; kliv for 2/
noun
1.
Per Teodor
[par tey-aw-dawr] /pær ˈteɪ ɔˌdɔr/ (Show IPA),
1840–1905, Swedish chemist.
2.
a male given name.
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  • He says, for instance, of Anne of Cleves, that she was the "ugliest woman that ever I saw."

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • The matter of the Duchy of Cleves was a pretext ready to his hand.

  • Elizabeth, with Anne of Cleves, had as yet refused to appear.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • An invitation to battle was ever a welcome call to Adolf of Cleves.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Adolf of Cleves could scarcely now lift the weapon over his head.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • On that night, as it may be imagined, the gates of the Castle of Cleves were not shut.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • How to find him—how to reward the champion and restorer of the honor and happiness of Cleves?

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • But this I will tell you:' Cleves might have two minds in sending to France an envoy.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • For, in the end, was not the Duke of Cleves a vassal of the Emperor?

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • If the Duke of Cleves be firm friend to him, firm friend he will be to the Duke's sister.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford

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