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Clive

[klahyv] /klaɪv/
noun
1.
Robert (Baron Clive of Plassey) 1725–74, British general and statesman in India.
2.
a male given name, form of Cleve.
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  • Better try Mr Clive, second door on the left in the next passage.'

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • She laughed and her eyes sparkled in the electric glow: "Are you, Clive?"

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • Clive sat absently fidgeting with his glass, and Athalie watched him.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • A sleepy night porter opened, recognised Clive, and touched his hat.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • It was in this place that Clive encountered Cecil Reeve one stormy midnight.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for Clive

Clive

/klaɪv/
noun
1.
Robert, Baron Clive of Plassey. 1725–74, British general and statesman, whose victory at Plassey (1757) strengthened British control in India
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