Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of an order of Franciscan nuns, also called Poor Clares, founded in 1212 by St. Clare under the direction of St. Francis, who gave them their rule in 1224, requiring absolute poverty and dependence upon alms.

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  • When she later kills Hock while warding off his advance, Clarisse is forced to disappear from town, leaving the already solitary Delphine even more on her own.

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  • "Clarisse," stammered he, "how did you know of her? who told you?"

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  • The ads for the movie imply that Tobin is some kind of Hannibal Lecter, and Matt his Clarisse, but there's only a hint of that.

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  • Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot - Percy helps Clarisse, when her half brothers, the demigods Phobos (fear) and Deimos (terror) take Ares chariot, which he had entrusted to Clarisse.

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  • As the light streams through the windows of the minivan and reflects off Joni's earrings, Joel remembers the way the late-afternoon sun used to glint on the river as he made his way back from class to his off-campus apartment…the way his heart used to pound whenever he caught a glimpse of his downstairs neighbor, a balalaika player named Clarisse.

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  • Prince Rokan risked everything when he rode into the Mistwood to summon her to his side; Ven, the magician's apprentice, has devoted his life to studying her legend; and even Princess Clarisse, who fears and hates her, depends on Isabel's powers to further her own plans.

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  • Allow me to share a passage – this is something that Clarisse McClellan (an outstanding character, even if her appearances in the book are brief) tells Guy Montag in one of their talks:

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  • As Mr. Lecter would say, quid por quo Clarisse, quid pro quo.

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  • Clarisse Thorn discusses how HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns in southern Africa are redefining ideas about masculinity.

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  • Prince Rokan risked everything when he rode into the Mistwood to summon her to his side; Ven, the magician's apprentice, has devoted his life to studying her legend; and even Princess Clarisse, who fears and hates her, depends on Isabel's powers to further her own plans.

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