Clave

Part of speech:

Imp. of CLEAVE1 or CLEAVE2, v.

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Usage examples "clave":

  1. She drove over now and then to see Ephraim, and sent her money to him and the girls, or put it in the bank for them, but her heart clave to her brother. - "A Northern Countryside", Rosalind Richards.
  2. All hearts bore fruit of joy to hear, All eyes felt mist upon them steal For joy's sake, trembling toward a tear, When, loud as marriage- bells that peal, Or flutelike soft, or keen like steel, Sprang the sheer music; sharp or grave, We heard the drift of winds that drave, And saw, swept round by ghosts in throng, Dark rocks, that yielded, where they clave, Sweet water from the well of song. - "A Midsummer Holiday and Other Poems", Algernon Charles Swinburne.
  3. Orpah thereupon kissed her mother- in- law and went back to her people; but Ruth clave unto her and said Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge.... - "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.