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Clarissa

[kluh-ris-uh] /kləˈrɪs ə/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Clara.
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  • He simply read his Clarissa and lifted up his voice and wept: and so, to do her justice, did Lady Mary herself.

    Res Judicat Augustine Birrell
  • He will throw himself into Clarissa's presence in the woodhouse.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • "Because he was a brave soldier, Clarissa," explained Marta in simpler terms.

    The Last Shot Frederick Palmer
  • Let not your Clarissa be precipitated into a state she wishes not to enter into with any man!

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • You do not mean that Miss Earle, the great singer, is Clarissa?

    Professor Huskins Lettie M. Cummings

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