- a female given name, form of Clara.
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Examples from the Web for clarinda
I looked long, my dear Clarinda, for your letter; and am vexed that you are complaining.
If you had ever given me the least shadow of offence so pardon me, God, as I forgive Clarinda!
I beg your pardon, my dear "Clarinda," for the fragment scrawl I sent you yesterday.
I got a letter from Clarinda yesterday, and she tells me she has got no letter of mine but one.
One of these hours my dear Clarinda blest me with yesternight.