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[klair; French kler] /klɛər; French klɛr/
[ruh-ney] /rəˈneɪ/ (Show IPA),
1898–1981, French motion-picture director and writer.
a male or female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • With returning strength and health, Miss St. Clair began to take more of an interest in her surroundings.

  • "The boy is fairly clever, but he's not a genius," Mr. Clair said.

  • Yes, some plate, a little more than a hundred pounds worth, I think—Captain Clair kindly secured it.

  • Did or did not Mrs. Clair ever have a dress before she married Mr. Clair?

    The Madigans Miriam Michelson
  • But now, Clair, in offering her a provision for the future had forced her to think of it.

    Mabel, Vol. I (of 3) Emma Warburton
  • He found St. Clair standing by the gangway, and called him by name.

    Pirate Gold Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • Not that she wavered with regard to Clair, but his letter made her uneasy.

    Mabel, Vol. I (of 3) Emma Warburton
  • Clair was left only a short while alone, before Mabel entered the room.

    Mabel, Vol. I (of 3) Emma Warburton
British Dictionary definitions for Clair


/French klɛr/
René (rəne), real name René Chomette. 1898–1981, French film director; noted for his comedies including An Italian Straw Hat (1928) and pioneering sound films such as Sous les toits de Paris (1930); later films include Les Belles de nuit (1952)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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