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Clive

[klahyv] /klaɪv/
noun
1.
Robert (Baron Clive of Plassey) 1725–74, British general and statesman in India.
2.
a male given name, form of Cleve.
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  • I lighted a candle, folded the note and sealed it, addressed it to Mrs. Clive, and opening the latticed door I stepped out.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • Clive sat absently fidgeting with his glass, and Athalie watched him.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • Clive will go away and work at his art, and see the great schools of painting while I am absent.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • It was in this place that Clive encountered Cecil Reeve one stormy midnight.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • In the darkness, it was impossible for Clive to attempt a pursuit.

    With Clive in India G. A. Henty
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Clive

/klaɪv/
noun
1.
Robert, Baron Clive of Plassey. 1725–74, British general and statesman, whose victory at Plassey (1757) strengthened British control in India
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