from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Sayers, Dorothy L(eigh) 1893-1957. British writer known for her detective stories, usually featuring the amateur investigator Lord Peter Wimsey.
- Sayers, Gale Eugene Born 1943. American football player. A running back with the Chicago Bears (1965-1971), he is one of few players to score touchdowns by rushing, receiving, and kick returning during one game, and the first to accomplish this feat three times.
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- proper n. An English surname common in Sussex.
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- n. English writer of detective fiction (1893-1957)
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Sayers is considered by many to have been the greatest open field runner in college football history.
Bears — RB Matt Forte (Tulane): Forte powered the Bears offense with 1,238 rushing yards, 477 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, a performance that displaced Gale Sayers from the team's record book in terms of production from a rookie back.
Thinking about my own recreational reading choices, I'm not sure Jane Austen (historical aspects aside) or Dorothy Sayers is any more "challenging," structure and content-wise, than a well-written YA.
Sayers is one of my five literary role models (people I tried consciously to emulate when I began writing fiction); the others being Robert Louis Stevenson, John D. MacDonald, Charles Dickens, and P.G. Wodehouse.
Like many NFL fans, Hall of Famer Gale Sayers is disheartened and disgusted by brutal details of dogfighting listed in the federal indictment charging Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and three others with operating a multistate ring.
Though Sayers is now most commonly known as a detective novelist, that was not what Sayers envisioned at the start of her career.
In some ways it would be too simple to call Sayers a feminist.
So far as I can tell, I have read every word Sayers ever wrote about him.
He calls Sayers 'pen "masterly" that wrote these lines:
_n_., the caricaturist is called Sayers, and is said to have died on the 20th of April, 1823.