Examples from the Web for claret
Claret for boys, port for men, and brandy for heroes, according to Dr. Johnson, and Hitch went for the heroic.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Claret, now synonymous with fine red Bordeaux, derives from the Latin word for “clear” and “pale-colored.”
Mrs. Buller cooked a braised saddle of veal and delicious it was too served with a rich gravy flavored with claret.
Stimulants are indispensable in distemper, so that bovril, claret, and brandy are required.Sporting Dogs|Frank Townend Barton
Sharp accepted coolly the cut, because he had claret to heal it, otherwise he would have assuredly knocked down Mr Samuel Thriven.
Whitewash, a glass of sherry as a finale, after drinking port and claret.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
I have heard how some have been pacified with claret and a supper, and others laid asleep by the soft notes of flattery.
Immediately after supper Constance and her cousin retired, and left him to enjoy a bottle of claret with the priest.The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45|William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for claret
- a purplish-red colour
- (as adjective)a claret carpet