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Word: avocation

Definition: secondary or minor occupation


Sentences Containing 'avocation'

It is not an avocation of a remunerative description--in other words, it does not pay--and some temporary embarrassments of a pecuniary nature have been the consequence.
Many ended up converted to marine use in high-end recreational speedboats and championship racers, an avocation Vincent became a prime player in.
Such an abounding, affectionate, friendly, loving feeling did this avocation beget; that at last I was continually squeezing their hands, and looking up into their eyes sentimentally; as much as to say,--Oh!
The Brahmins maintain that in the almost endless sculptures of that immemorial pagoda, all the trades and pursuits, every conceivable avocation of man, were prefigured ages before any of them actually came into being.
When about half-way from its end, I turned off to the right, and followed a wooded lane to the house of an honest surf-man, Captain George Bogart, who had recently left his old home on the beach, beside the restless waves of the Atlantic, and had resumed his avocation as a sneak-box builder.
With its origins in requirements engendered by the humanist avocation of many of the Italian noble and mercantile elite in the Quattrocento, for increased privacy for reading and meditation, the studiolo provided a retreat often reachable only through the comparatively public bedroom.

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