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[kleevz] /klivz/
a city in W North Rhine-Westphalia, in W Germany.
German Kleve.


[kley-vuh for 1; kleev for 2] /ˈkleɪ və for 1; kliv for 2/
Per Teodor
[par tey-aw-dawr] /pær ˈteɪ ɔˌdɔr/ (Show IPA),
1840–1905, Swedish chemist.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Anne of Cleves, on whom Henry bestowed an uncomplimentary epithet, had come, and had proved unacceptable.

  • On that night, as it may be imagined, the gates of the Castle of Cleves were not shut.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • She then asked Camilla if she had any message for Cleves, as one of her servants was going close to the park gate.

    Camilla Fanny Burney
  • How to find him—how to reward the champion and restorer of the honor and happiness of Cleves?

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The girl looking down on him closed her eyes for a moment, and Cleves saw her bloodless lips move, and bent nearer, listening.

    The Slayer Of souls Robert Chambers
  • For, in the end, was not the Duke of Cleves a vassal of the Emperor?

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • Every word that is spoken against Privy Seal shall tell its tale—until he hath shaken himself clear of this Cleves coil.

    The Fifth Queen Ford Madox Ford
  • If the Duke of Cleves be firm friend to him, firm friend he will be to the Duke's sister.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • In contrast to this, Weyer describes the method of dealing with witchcraft in the duchy of Cleves.

  • I ha' news from Cleves: the Cleves woman shall no more be queen of mine.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford

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