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Cleves

[kleevz] /klivz/
noun
1.
a city in W North Rhine-Westphalia, in W Germany.
German Kleve.

Cleve

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

  • He says, for instance, of Anne of Cleves, that she was the "ugliest woman that ever I saw."

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • 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
  • The matter of the Duchy of Cleves was a pretext ready to his hand.

  • 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
  • Elizabeth, with Anne of Cleves, had as yet refused to appear.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • 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
  • On that night, as it may be imagined, the gates of the Castle of Cleves were not shut.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • In contrast to this, Weyer describes the method of dealing with witchcraft in the duchy of Cleves.

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

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray

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