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Sayers

[sey-erz, sairz] /ˈseɪ ərz, sɛərz/
noun
1.
Dorothy L(eigh) 1893–1957, English novelist, essayist, and dramatist.
2.
Gale Eugene, born 1943, U.S. football player.
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  • Jim asked, and added, "because if you're from the Sayers works——"

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  • And while he was disappointed not to see Sayers, he was ready to plunge into work with enthusiasm, and did.

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  • Do you think—do you think—that Granger affair is likely to prejudice me in Mr. Sayers' estimation?

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  • Got Sayers job for me on better terms than I could dare ask for.

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  • The Sayers Automobile Company isn't one of these big, swollen concerns.

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  • He had known poor Sayers—a most distinguished soldier, but brave to rashness.

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  • Saegaer, of which the normal modern representative is Sayers.

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British Dictionary definitions for Sayers

Sayers

/ˈseɪəz/
noun
1.
Dorothy L(eigh). 1893–1957, English detective-story writer
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