A female given name, a variant of Clarissa. (proper-noun)
Examples of word Clarice
In SILENCE, the protagonist, Clarice is up against huge odds.
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.
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.
I open my phone and call Clarice, anxious to talk about her plan to get my notebook back.
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.