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Clarke

[klahrk]
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noun
  1. Arthur C(harles),1917–2008, English science-fiction writer.
  2. Kenneth Spear·man [speer-muh n] /ˈspɪər mən/, KennyKlook, 1914–85, U.S. jazz drummer, a bebop pioneer.
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  • Among the party was Sergeant Clarke, who brought his bagpipes with him.

  • You see, Clarke, that we were active in our idleness, and that there was no lack of employment.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Could we but run across them, Clarke, it would be a great and grand thing.'

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Captain Clarke, I desire you to stand at the inside of the door and to prevent intrusion.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Follow my finger, Clarke, and see if you cannot distinguish it.'

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle


British Dictionary definitions for clarke

Clarke

noun
  1. Sir Arthur C (harles). 1917–2008, British science-fiction writer, who helped to develop the first communications satellites. He scripted the film 2001, A Space Odyssey (1968)
  2. Austin. 1896–1974, Irish poet and verse dramatist. His volumes include The Vengeance of Fionn (1917), Night and Morning (1938), and Ancient Lights (1955)
  3. Jeremiah. ?1673-1707, English composer and organist, best known for his Trumpet Voluntary, formerly attributed to Purcell
  4. Kenneth Harry. born 1940, British Conservative politician: secretary of state for health (1988-1990); secretary of state for education (1990-1992); home secretary (1992-93); chancellor of the exchequer (1993-97); secretary of state for justice and Lord Chancellor (2010–2012)
  5. Marcus (Andrew Hislop). 1846–81, Australian novelist born in England, noted for his novel For the Term of His Natural Life, published in serial form (1870–72); other works include Twixt Shadow and Shine (1875)
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