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  • proper n. A female given name, a variant of Clarissa.


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  • In SILENCE, the protagonist, Clarice is up against huge odds.

    Creating suspense

  • At Baptism she received the name Clarice and in early youth was remarkable for piety, but, as she grew older, she became frivolous, and showed a worldly disposition, which not even the almost miraculous saving of her life at the age of seventeen could change; neither was her frivolity checked by her education at the Convent of St. Bernardine at Viterbo, where an older sister had taken the veil.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • Clarice could die, too – in fact, throughout the story, we are always at least subconsciously aware that Clarice is disquietingly similar to Buffalo Bill’s previous victims: she is young, white, Southern, from a struggling family.

    Creating suspense

  • I open my phone and call Clarice, anxious to talk about her plan to get my notebook back.

    One Night That Changes Everything

  • A more experienced agent-one who wasn't a bookish young woman with an accounting degree whose colleagues called her Clarice behind her back-would have been less concerned about the scorn she would suffer if she pulled a fellow agent-or two, or three-away from important work to search the back of an adjacent building because she thought that maybe she had seen a child's hand in the bottom of a window.

    The Best Revenge

  • It seemed to her that if he had called her Clarice the whole novel would have come true then and there.

    Different Girls

  • Fielding's visit, and in particular his teasing reticence as to his stay in Matanga, had the effect of recalling Clarice's thoughts to the subject of Stephen Drake.

    The Philanderers

  • Bright's "Clarice" had run into a fabulously rich pocket.

    The Killer

  • 'Clarice's are, I know, but I am certain mine aren't.'

    The Philanderers

  • He called me "Clarice" the other day, and never noticed the mistake, and that's not my name, is it? '

    The Philanderers


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