How to use Clive in a sentence
In 1761 he was promoted to be member of council, under the presidency of Mr Vansittart, who had been introduced by Clive from.
The great influence of Lord Clive was also exercised on his behalf.
They were to be supported by five bombarding monitors ("Marshal Soult," "Lord Clive," "Prince Eugene," "General Crawford," M24 and M26) and covered by five British destroyers ("Swift," "Faulknor," "Matchless," "Mastiff" and "Afridi"), with three British destroyers and six French torpedo boats attending on the monitors ("Mentor," "Lightfoot," "Zubian," "Lestin," "Capitaine Mehl," "Francis Gamier," "Roux," "Bouclier").
The knell of Dutch supremacy was sounded by Clive, when in 1758 he attacked the Dutch at Chinsura both by land and water, and forced them to an ignominious capitulation.
The superior lordship, or right to receive the quit rent, remained with the nawab; but in 1759 this also was parted with by the nawab in favour of Clive, who thus became the landlord of his own masters, the company.Advertisement
In 1758 Clive was appointed by the court of directors to be governor of all the company's settlements in Bengal.
Clive's plan of governing through the agency of the native court had proved a failure.
The most famous episode in its history is the capture and defence of Arcot by Clive.
In 1748 a British fleet arrived under Admiral Boscawen and attempted the siege of Pondicherry, while a land force co-operated under Major Stringer Lawrence, whose name afterwards became associated with that of Clive.
The easy success of the French arms had Clive.Advertisement
But he was no soldier, and he was destined in that sphere to encounter the " heaven-born genius " of Clive.
Clive's jagir, as it was called, subsequently became a matter of inquiry in England, and on his death it passed to the company, thus merging the zamindari in the proprietary rights.
Clive's first step was to hurry up from Calcutta to Allahabad, and there settle in person the fate of half northern India.
Lord Clive quitted India for the third and last time in 1767.
A posthumous work, Life of Robert, Lord Clive, appeared in 1836.Advertisement
In 1765, after the battle of Buxar, when the nawab of Oudh had been decisively defeated and Shah Alam, the Mogul emperor, was a suppliant in the British camp, Lord Clive was content to claim no acquisition of territory.
In 1765 Lord Clive obtained from the Mogul emperor Shah Alam a grant of the five Circars.
Calcutta was retaken by Clive and Admiral Watson on the 2nd of January 1757, and on the 23rd of June, Suraj-ud-Dowlah, routed at Plassey, fled to Rajmahal, where he was captured.
The heroism of Wolfe would have been irrepressible, Clive would have proved himself "a heaven-born general," and Frederick the Great would have written his name in history as one of the most skilful strategists the world has known, whoever had held the seals of office in England.
He had personally less to do with the successes in India than with the other great enterprises that shed an undying lustre on his administration; but his generous praise in parliament stimulated the genius of Clive, and the forces that acted at the close of the struggle were animated by his indomitable spirit.Advertisement
In the year 1757 the monopoly of opium cultivation in India passed into the hands of the East India Company through the victory of Clive at Plassey.
In January 1757 the expedition despatched from Madras, under the command of Admiral Watson and Colonel Clive, regained possession of the city.
A new fort, the present Fort William, was begun by Clive a short distance lower down the river, and is thus the second of that name.
Shortly afterwards the emperor Aurungzeb's forces retook the place, which remained in Mussulman hands until 1752, when it was captured by Clive.
In 1756 this struggle culminated in the great outrage known as the Black Hole of Calcutta, followed by Clive's battle of Plassey and capture of Calcutta, which avenged it.Advertisement
The former was in part settled by the acquisition of Bankot (1755) as a result of an alliance with the peshwa, the latter by the successful expedition under Watson and Clive against Vijayadrug (1756).
The battle of Plassey (1757) had laid Bengal at the feet of Clive; and Cootes victory at Wandiwash (1760) led to the final ruin of the relics of French authority in southern India.
Clive Bryant asked how much the Nicholson House sale proceeds were.
Attendance at the March lecture surprised our lecturer, Clive Rouse, who considered the subject rather abstruse.
Clive eats pub curry SIR CLIVE has added fisticuffs to his already formidable verbal arsenal of offensive weapons against business rivals.Advertisement
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Clive generic self-testing shells was also seen as a useful tool for immediate delivery of courseware.
Dr. Clive Gibson is deputy postgraduate dental dean in the West Midlands.
I meet a fella called Clive, and he asks me my first name.
Clive becomes first of 4 people to lose their wooly hats.Advertisement
Clive made Des feel extremely jealous by munching his biscuits in his ear all the way home.
Clive Tallet fished the entrance to the jungle and took two good zander early week on float tactics fishing lamprey section.
As Clive lay on the ground, to his surprise, the lesser spotted wood lark flew down and settled on his boots.
Clive didn't bank on Des being so law-abiding.
So far, he lists his greatest moments as having met horror maestro Clive Barker and spoken personally to author Brian Lumley.Advertisement
In this issue's QL User, Quentin Lowe gives us his first impressions of Sir Clive's new micro.
Clive and C5 in happier days The business has been plagued by misfortune.
The band will be led by Clive Lewis who is an accomplished musician.
But Clive finds himself cast in Jim's long shadow and struggles to emerge from it as the family's new patriarch.
A highly polished duo, Clive & Sandra perform a wide variety of songs.Advertisement
Former chairman Clive Thompson earned the sobriquet Mr 20% for the regularity with which the company met this earnings target during the nineties.
If Clive's sword conquered the Indian empire, it was the brain of Hastings that planned the system of civil administration, and his genius that saved the empire in its darkest hour.
This is a shotgun blast of a debut from Clive Barker.
Clive, that smarmy monkey, always thinks he 's the cleverest !
This track also contains Clive Nolan 's synth solo.Advertisement
Clive Adams also managed a good fish on his first trip of the season, a big scaled mirror weighing 24lb 12oz.
The show is hosted by Clive Pearse of the show Designed To Sell.
Host Clive Pearse reveled that each contestant would be working individually for this challenge, for the first time in the competition.
While everyone rejoiced at the news, Clive dropped the bomb shell.
Armed with the clients' view of their kitchen, plus photos and floor plans, Clive Pearse told the contestants they would have 24 hours to individually draw up plans for the new kitchen and then pitch their idea to Tom and Kelly.
After a quick conference with Clive, Tom and Kelly picked Temple's design as their favorite.
Host Clive Pearse told the designers it would be up to them how literally they took the color theme - would they use the color throughout their design, or only incorporate splashes?
Clive Pearse visited the contestants on day two of the challenge to drop a bombshell - after finishing their rooms, they would be required to "present" the rooms "TV presenter style" to the judges.
The show followed a talk show format, with host Clive Pearse showing clips of past episodes and interviewing each of the contestants.
The high profile stars have apparently been acquainted for several years, first meeting at a pre-Grammy party hosted by Clive Davis, but the couple's romantic relationship is new.
Cowell was so impressed by Lewis' talents that he gave legendary music producer Clive Davis a call.
The two super-hot pop stars were leaving Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party when they reportedly began arguing.
The 2000's were also a great decade for men like Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman, Ben Stiller, and Clive Owen.
Actor Clive Owen was born in England, but has made a big impression on moviegoers around the globe.
Clive Owen was born on October 3, 1964, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England.
His father, Jess Owen, was a country singer who left Clive's mother when he was a very young child.
In 1988, actor Clive Owen landed a role in the BBC television production called Precious Bane, playing Gideon Sam.
By 1996, Clive Owen found himself making movies in Hollywood.
In 2005, when Pierce Brosnan had finished his stint as James Bond in the popular movie series, it was rumored that Clive Owen would be the actor to replace him.
Back when Clive Owen was working in theatre doing Shakespeare's plays in 1988, he played Romeo opposite actor Sara-Jane Fenton's Juliet.
Clive Owen doesn't have an official website, but his star power is such that there are several fan sites dedicated to him.
One famous American critic, Clive Barnes, called Baryshnikov "the most perfect dancer."
Following the death of fellow cast member Clive Hornby, he is the longest running cast member on the show.
Clive Davis joined the judging panel for the show finale.
Hudson's songs track high on the US R&B Charts, and she is often invited to perform at large events such as the Superbowl, Clive Davis' Grammy Party and events featuring President Barack Obama.
And yet the title character, Dr. Frankenstein, is played by Colin Clive; Karloff plays Frankenstein's monster.
The organizing genius of Dupleix everywhere overshadowed the native imagination, and the star of Clive had scarcely yet risen above the horizon.
When the relieving force arrived from Madras under Colonel Clive and Admiral Watson, Hastings enrolled himself as a volunteer, and took part in the action which led to the recovery of Calcutta.
Clive showed his appreciation of Hastings's merits by appointing him in 1758 to the important post of resident at the court of Murshidabad.
The second governorship of Clive was marked by the transfer of the diwani or financial administration from the Mogul emperor to the Company, and by the enforcement of stringent regulations against the besetting sin of peculation.
But Clive was followed by two inefficient successors; and in 1770 occurred the most terrible Indian famine on record, which is credibly estimated to have swept away one-third of the population.
The Mahrattas at this time had got possession of the person of the Mogul emperor, Shah Alam, from whom Clive obtained the grant of Bengal in 1765, and to whom he assigned in return the districts of Allahabad and Kora and a tribute of 30o,000.
Clive selected it, on account of its commanding position, as the cantonment for the brigade of troops lent him by the nawab of Oudh.
Clive was appointed its governor in 1756; in 1758 the French captured it, but abandoned it two years later to Sir Eyre Coote.
To the south is Claremont Palace, built by the great Lord Clive (1769) on the site of a mansion of Sir John Vanbrugh.
Garrick was surrounded by many players of eminence, and he had the art, as he was told by Mrs Clive, " of contradicting the proverb that one cannot make bricks without straw, by doing what is infinitely more difficult, making actors and actresses without genius."
Simple and honourable himself, he was shrewd and penetrating in his judgment of Orientals; and, unlike his great predecessor Clive, he rigidly adhered to the rule of good faith in his own actions, however depraved and however exasperating the conduct of those with whom he had to deal.
In the opinion of the people he was now regarded as the embodiment of all legal virtue; his health was toasted at the dinners of the Whigs amid rounds of applause, and, in recompense for the loss of his seat in parliament, he was returned by Lord Clive for his pocket-borough of Bishop's Castle, in Shropshire, in January 1770.
In order to divert the attention of Chanda Sahib and his French auxiliaries from the siege of Trichinopoly, Clive suggested an attack upon Arcot and offered to command the expedition.
The place, however, was abandoned without a struggle and Clive took possession of the fortress.
It was taken by the French in 1751, and was retaken in 1752 by Clive, after which it proved invaluable to the British, especially when Lally in his advance on Madras left it unreduced in his rear.
Dupleix French was at that time governor of Pondicherry and Clive and was a young writer at Madras.
Madras surrendered almost without a blow, and the only settlement left to the British was Fort St David, a few miles south of Pondicherry, where Clive and a few other fugitives sought shelter.
The one incident that stands out conspicuously is the capture and subsequent defence of Arcot by Clive in 1751.
Shortly afterwards Clive returned to England in ill-health, but the war continued fitfully for many years.
The news of this disaster fortunately found Clive returned to Madras, where also was a squadron of king's ships under Admiral Watson.
Clive and Watson promptly sailed Battle of to the mouth of the Ganges with all the troops that Plassey.
War had just been declared between the British and French in Europe, and Clive, following the traditions of his early warfare in the Carnatic, attacked and captured Chandernagore.
But Clive, again acting upon the policy he had learned from Dupleix, had provided himself with a rival candidate to the throne.
Clive, again following in the steps of Dupleix, placed his nominee, Mir Jafar, upon the masnad at Murshidabad, being careful to obtain a patent of investiture from the Mogul court.
At that time also Clive was enrolled among the nobility of the Mogul empire, with the rank of commander of 6000 foot and 5000 horse.
From two quarters troubles threatened, which perhaps Clive alone was capable of overcoming.
But the name of Clive exercised a decisive effect in both directions.
But Clive in person marched to the rescue, with an army of only 450 Europeans and 2500 sepoys, and the Mogul army dispersed without striking a blow.
In the same year Clive despatched a force southwards under Colonel Forde, which captured Masulipatam from the French, and permanently established British influence throughout the Northern Circars, and at the court of Hyderabad.
From 1760 to 1765, while Clive was at home, the history of the British in Bengal contains little that is creditable.
Clive had left behind him no system of government, but merely the tradition that unlimited sums of money Massacre y y of Patna.
In attempting to reorganize and purify the company's service, Clive undertook a task yet more difficult than to partition the valley of the Ganges.
Despite the united resistance of the civil servants, and an actual mutiny of two hundred military officers, Clive carried through his reforms. Both private trade and the receipt of presents were absolutely prohibited for the future, while a substantial increase of pay was provided out of the monopoly of salt.
The dual system of government, however, established by Clive, had proved a failure.
It was Warren Hastings's merit to organize the empire which Clive founded.
Ever since the nawab wazir, Shuja-ud-Dowlah, received back his forfeited territories from the hands of Lord Clive in 1765, the very existence of Oudh as an independent state had depended only upon the protection of British bayonets.