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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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  • 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

  • The kindliness which Claire showed to Florent was but a slight consolation to him.

  • Gregoire came here and kissed me, and wished me to send for Gervais and Claire at once.

    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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