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  1. a city in W North Rhine-Westphalia, in W Germany.
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German Kleve.


[kley-vuh for 1; kleev for 2]
  1. Per Te·o·dor [par tey-aw-dawr] /pær ˈteɪ ɔˌdɔr/, 1840–1905, Swedish chemist.
  2. a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for cleves

Historical Examples

  • He says, for instance, of Anne of Cleves, that she was the "ugliest woman that ever I saw."

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The matter of the Duchy of Cleves was a pretext ready to his hand.

  • Elizabeth, with Anne of Cleves, had as yet refused to appear.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor

    W. Llewelyn Williams.

  • An invitation to battle was ever a welcome call to Adolf of Cleves.


    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • How to find him—how to reward the champion and restorer of the honor and happiness of Cleves?


    William Makepeace Thackeray