- RobertBaron Clive of Plassey, 1725–74, British general and statesman in India.
- a male given name, form of Cleve.
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She laughed and her eyes sparkled in the electric glow: "Are you, Clive?"
For she had accepted these things from Clive only because it gave him pleasure to give.
And Clive, wondering, lifted it gingerly for her inspection.
But if Clive had anything to say he seemed to find no words to say it.
- 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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