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Clarke

[klahrk] /klɑrk/
noun
1.
Arthur C(harles) 1917–2008, English science-fiction writer.
2.
Kenneth Spearman [speer-muh n] /ˈspɪər mən/ (Show IPA), ("Kenny"; "Klook") 1914–85, U.S. jazz drummer, a bebop pioneer.
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  • Strong steps had to be taken; and Clarke was not the man to shirk his duty.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • Captain Clarke, I desire you to stand at the inside of the door and to prevent intrusion.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But if we answer, that something may be put where there is nothing, what answer will be made by Newton and Clarke?

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • You see, Clarke, that we were active in our idleness, and that there was no lack of employment.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He, sick at heart at her connivance in the trick, made no reply, but silently took the seat which Clarke indicated.

    The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for Clarke

Clarke

/klɑːk/
noun
1.
Sir Arthur C(harles). 1917–2008, British science-fiction writer, who helped to develop the first communications satellites. He scripted the film 2001, A Space Odyssey (1968)
2.
Austin. 1896–1974, Irish poet and verse dramatist. His volumes include The Vengeance of Fionn (1917), Night and Morning (1938), and Ancient Lights (1955)
3.
Jeremiah. ?1673-1707, English composer and organist, best known for his Trumpet Voluntary, formerly attributed to Purcell
4.
Kenneth Harry. born 1940, British Conservative politician: secretary of state for health (1988-1990); secretary of state for education (1990-1992); home secretary (1992-93); chancellor of the exchequer (1993-97); secretary of state for justice and Lord Chancellor (2010–2012)
5.
Marcus (Andrew Hislop). 1846–81, Australian novelist born in England, noted for his novel For the Term of His Natural Life, published in serial form (1870–72); other works include Twixt Shadow and Shine (1875)
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