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Gary Sobers

1936– ) Barbadian cricketer and one of the game's greatest all-rounders of all time. He played 93 times for the West Indies (39 times as captain), scoring more than 8000 runs ...

Sobers, Gary

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Gary ( Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers ; 1936–  ) Barbadian cricketer and one of the game's greatest all-rounders of all time. He played 93 times for the West Indies (39 times as captain), scoring more than 8000 runs (including 26 centuries) and taking 235 wickets. He was knighted in 1975 . Born in Bridgetown, Barbados, he went to Bay Street School and first played for his island in 1952 . He was only seventeen when he made his first test appearance ( 1953 ); four years later, playing against Pakistan, he hit a record test score of 365 not out. He...

Sobers, Sir Gary

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Sir Gary ( Garfield St Aubrun Sobers ) ( 1936 – ) Barbadian cricketer , perhaps the game's greatest all‐rounder. Sobers played county cricket for Nottinghamshire and 93 tests for West Indies, 39 as captain. In 1968 , against Glamorgan, he was the first to score six sixes in an over in first‐class...

Sobers, Gary

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Sobers, Sir Gary

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Gary Sobers

Gary Sobers  

1936– )Barbadian cricketer and one of the game's greatest all-rounders of all time. He played 93 times for the West Indies (39 times as captain), scoring more than 8000 runs (including 26 centuries) ...
Brian Charles Lara

Brian Charles Lara  

(1969– )Trinidadian cricketer who set new world batting records.Born at Santa Cruz, Trinidad, Lara was playing cricket by the age of six and was also selected to play soccer for Trinidad's ...
Lara, Brian Charles

Lara, Brian Charles (1969)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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...Brian Charles ( 1969 – ) West Indian cricketer , b. Trinidad . A left-handed batsman, he made his debut for West Indies in 1990 . In 1994 , he scored 375 against England in Antigua, beating Gary Sobers record (set in 1957 ) of the most runs in a single test innings (365). Also in 1994 , playing English county cricket for Warwickshire, Lara scored a first-class record of 501 not out against Durham. Then in the fourth Test in Antigua in 2004 , he scored a record of 400 not out against...

Price, The

Price, The (1968)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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...and the doctor Walter (Arthur Kennedy ), meet again after sixteen years to sell the family possessions to the aged furniture dealer Gregory Solomon ( Harold Gary ), and recriminations about the past arise, including Walter's leaving Victor to support the family when he went to medical school. Victor's bitter wife, Esther ( Kate Reid ), does not help matters and, after some revelations are made that sober up both brothers, the two part with their differences still unresolved. The engrossing drama was produced by Robert Whitehead and others and was commended...

Supreme War Council

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004

...troops to him and Pershing , probably correctly, saw it as an attempt to use his troops piecemeal, which he opposed utterly. The Ludendorff offensive of 21 March 1918 made everybody sober up, and suddenly both Haig's objections to unity of command and Pershing's reservations vanished. Foch's appointment as Allied generalissimo rendered the SWC irrelevant. Gary Sheffield Philpott, William James , Anglo-French Relations and Strategy on the Western Front, 1914–18 (London,...

Gibbs, Lance

Gibbs, Lance (1934– )   Reference library

Margaret E. Broomes

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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...time the only—spin bowler to take more than 300 Test wickets. This has even more significance when one notes that he played at a time when international cricket was highly competitive: the West Indies with Wesley Hall and Charles Griffith, supported by “Mister Everything,” Gary Sobers; England with Freddie Trueman, John Statham, and a plethora of others; Australia with Graham McKenzie, Neil Hawke, and the rest of its supporting cast. Gibbs played in seventy-nine Test matches spanning from 1957–1958 to 1968–1969 . In that period, he took 309 Test wickets...

Lloyd, Clive Hubert

Lloyd, Clive Hubert (1944– )   Reference library

Geoffrey Levett

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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2016
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...Interprovincial rivalry meant that Lloyd missed out on the 1966 West Indies tour to England despite having made an outstanding 194 against Jamaica. But he finally made his Test debut against India in 1967 , hitting 82 and 78 not out in a match-winning partnership with Gary Sobers. Lloyd quickly established himself as an indispensible part of the West Indies middle order, with two centuries in the home Test series against England in 1968 , before scoring another century in his first Test against Australia on the 1968–1969 tour. In 1967 he began a...

Marshall, Malcolm Denzil

Marshall, Malcolm Denzil (1958–1999)   Reference library

Claudius Fergus

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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...married Connie Earle, his long-time companion, five weeks before his death; together, they had one son, Mali. From early boyhood, Marshall was obsessed with the game of cricket, inspired by his fellow Barbadians and earliest icons, fast bowler Wesley Hall and all-rounder Sir Gary Sobers. Unheralded as a scholar at Parkinson’s Comprehensive School, Marshall excelled in youth cricket as wicket-keeper and batsman, attracting the attention of senior clubs. His success with Spartan, a star-studded club with many Test players, earned him a place on the West Indies...

Soto, Gary

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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2005
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...Gary Born in Fresno, California, on 12 April 1952 , Gary Soto is one of the most prominent Mexican-American writers of his generation. Soto's grandparents were born in Mexico, migrated to the United States, and worked in the fields and factories of Fresno. His father, Manuel Soto , was killed tragically in an accident at work when Soto was five years old. Soto's mother, Angie Trevino Soto , raised him, his older brother Rick , and his younger sister Debra in Fresno, located in the San Joaquin Valley, the setting of much of Soto's writing. Gary Soto...

Alger, Horatio

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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...Dick indicates, Alger's heroes become modest-salaried office workers, not millionaires. Although they attempt to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps, they finally win success through extravagant good luck and coincidence, suggesting that Alger was not confident that his sober prescriptions would work in the Gilded Age. Indeed, literary scholars find that Alger's books reveal his discomfort with the American industrial-capitalist system of his era. He never set a story in a factory, with its impersonality and regimentation. Instead, he created an old-...

Happiness

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Darrin M. McMahon

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

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2015

...older, Classical sense that virtue was indispensable to a full and flourishing life. A staple of ancient wisdom, from Aristotle to Cicero, the importance of virtue to happiness was widely affirmed. They were like “mother and daughter,” Benjamin Franklin typically observed. “All sober inquirers after truth,” John Adams agreed, “ancient and modern, pagan and Christian, have declared that the happiness of man, as well as his dignity, consists in virtue…” Adams’s invocation of Christianity is an important reminder that in eighteenth-century America, religion and...

Interpretation

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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5,438 words

...to know, in the case at hand, that Wuthering Heights is a work of sober realism. Showing that a critic has not ruled out a relevant counterpossibility is one way of showing that the critic is not justified in his or her knowledge claim—it is one way of defeating the knowledge claim. “ Wuthering Heights is a perverse fantasy,” a claim entailed by a rival critic's claim to know, would, for example, be a relevant counterpossibility to the claim that “ Wuthering Heights is a work of sober realism” if and only if: (1) if it is not logically possible for these...

Alger, Horatio

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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2005
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...other biographers used this hoax as a source, and so perpetuated Mayes's tales of, for instance, Alger's affairs with women on his trip to Europe. The rediscovery of the Brewster incident added sensational detail to the author's story, but no reliable and sober account of his life was published before Gary Scharnhorst and Jack Bales 's 1985 The Lost Life of Horatio Alger Jr . Works Bertha's Christmas Vision: An Autumn Sheaf ( 1856 ) Frank's Campaign; or, What Boys Can Do on the Farm for the Camp ( 1864 ) Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with...

Romanticism – Western toward Asian Religions

Romanticism – Western toward Asian Religions   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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2010
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...religion or a religious ecology” (Bachelor and Brown 1992 : viii) and Alan Sponberg makes the claim that “Buddhism is an environmental ethic” (Sponberg 1997 ). Other prominent Buddhist environmental thinkers and activists, such as Gary Snyder and Joanna Macy , have made comparable claims. Rather more sober estimates have been offered by Ian Harris and Lambert Schmithausen . It is, however, the strength of some of the claims made for Buddhism's environmental credentials, and their similarity to some other Western claims about Buddhism (for...

Shakespeare in the twentieth century

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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...there began a reaction against some forms of director's Shakespeare. Hall recanted his 1960s radicalism, and instead adopted ‘militant classicism’ as his philosophy, refusing to cut texts for performance (perhaps overlooking the dubious authority of those texts anyway) and using sober design concepts harking back to the Elizabethan open stage; the actor-turned-entrepreneur Sam Wanamaker , in his valiant endeavour to build a working replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (posthumously realized), was following in Poel's historicist impetus; and something of...

Interpretation

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Michael Krausz, Annette Barnes, and Joseph Margolis

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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8,610 words

...to know, in the case at hand, that Wuthering Heights is a work of sober realism. Showing that a critic has not ruled out a relevant counterpossibility is one way of showing that the critic is not justified in his or her knowledge claim—it is one way of defeating the knowledge claim. “ Wuthering Heights is a perverse fantasy,” a claim entailed by a rival critic’s claim to know, would, for example, be a relevant counterpossibility to the claim that “ Wuthering Heights is a work of sober realism” if and only if: (1) it is not logically possible for these...

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