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[klair] /klɛər/
Ina, 1892–1985, U.S. actress.
a female given name, form of Clara. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There was but one man in the house besides her husband whom Claire knew.

    An Ambitious Woman Edgar Fawcett
  • Poor Claire was seated on a stone, nursing her blistered foot.

    Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
  • Claire made no comment; her whole desire was to dull all sense of emotion from the situation.

    The Pursuit Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • Let's begin with Sister Claire in the hope of bagging the whole crowd.

    The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith
  • The sound of his step on the hard ground interrupted Claire René's reverie; she looked up and around.

Word Origin and History for Claire

fem. proper name, from French claire, fem. of clair literally "light, bright," from Latin clarus "clear, bright, distinct" (see clear (adj.); also cf. Clara).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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