from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • O'Connor, Flannery 1925-1964. American writer whose novels Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear It Away (1960) and short stories, collected in such works as A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1955), are noted for their explorations of religious faith and a spare literary style.
  • O'Connor, Sandra Day Born 1930. American jurist. The first woman associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, she served from 1981 to 2006.


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