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Claire

[klair]
noun
  1. Ina,1892–1985, U.S. actress.
  2. a female given name, form of Clara.
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Examples from the Web for claire

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  • Suddenly an image appeared to come before her eyes—that of Claire.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • They were aided in this by a rumour that Felicien was to marry Claire de Voincourt.

    A Zola Dictionary

    J. G. Patterson

  • Since Marianne had again been nursing, Claire had been attending to her work.

    Fruitfulness

    Emile Zola

  • There was no corner left for him at the farm where Gervais and Claire took up all the room.

    Fruitfulness

    Emile Zola

  • The estate has almost doubled in value since it has been in his hands and Claire's.

    Fruitfulness

    Emile Zola


Word Origin and History for claire

Claire

fem. proper name, from French claire, fem. of clair literally "light, bright," from Latin clarus "clear, bright, distinct" (see clear (adj.); also cf. Clara).

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