luce

[loos]

Origin of luce

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French lus pike < Late Latin lūcius

Luce

[loos]
noun
  1. Clare Boothe,1903–87, U.S. writer, politician, and diplomat.
  2. Henry Robinson,1898–1967, U.S. publisher and editor (husband of Clare Boothe Luce).
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Examples from the Web for luce

Contemporary Examples of luce

  • Raised by her mother to manipulate men and compete with women, Luce was fundamentally cold.

  • As Luce well puts it: Mr Kagan denies America is in relative decline—and mistakenly insists there is no economic evidence for it.

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    Credit for Cassandra, Cont'd.

    David Frum

    February 7, 2012

  • There he insinuates himself with the locals as the new bootlegger and begins stalking Luce and her two charges.

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    Charles Frazier in the Fast Lane

    Malcolm Jones

    October 14, 2011

  • "I Am a Luce Lady," says one banner featuring a picture of Ann Coulter.

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    CPAC: Mitt Romney Tries Mockery

    Howard Kurtz

    February 10, 2011

  • In the invention of Time, Luce and his partner, Briton Hadden, are chalk and cheese when they meet at Hotchkiss and Yale.

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    The Magazine King

    Harold Evans

    May 1, 2010

Historical Examples of luce

  • I told her to tell Luce about it, but that didn't seem to soothe her much.

    Galusha the Magnificent

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • You make it up with Luce and marry her, and I'll settle this money on you, as I've said.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • "I'm not bored, but I'm very sick and sorry for myself," said Luce.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • "We men are hard or soft as you women make us, Luce," he said quietly.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • Why, even if there had been no Nell, he could not have gone back to Luce.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice


British Dictionary definitions for luce

luce

noun
  1. another name for pike 1

Word Origin for luce

C14: from Old French lus, from Late Latin lūcius pike
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