Clive



Robert (Baron Clive of Plassey) 1725–74, British general and statesman in India.
a male given name, form of Cleve.
Contemporary Examples

The Year of Flying Dangerously Clive Irving December 22, 2009
Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys Nico Hines December 17, 2014
Princess Diana Was the Girlfriend From Hell. Why Is This Movie So Boring? Tina Brown November 3, 2013
The Secrets of Flight 447 Clive Irving June 5, 2009
The Hope and Danger of Electing Bill de Blasio as New York City Mayor Michael Daly October 6, 2013

Historical Examples

The Crossing Winston Churchill
Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
Athalie Robert W. Chambers
With Clive in India G. A. Henty

noun
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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