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 a.  nonprofessional; lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Even the Thespians who gave amateur plays once a month clamored for her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
2  She was as unreasonable as an amateur leading woman on a first night, and he was reduced to humility.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
3  But if we did," Carol cautioned, "it would be awfully silly to have amateur theatricals.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
4  The Duluth delegation had brought their famous Beaver amateur band, in Zouave costumes of green velvet jacket, blue trousers, and scarlet fez.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  The amateur baseball-team hired a semi-professional pitcher from Des Moines, and made a schedule of games with every town for fifty miles about.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
6  Jurgis, as a beggar, was simply a blundering amateur in competition with organized and scientific professionalism.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
7  He had the bustling ways of an amateur nurse.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
8  Gregson and Lestrade had watched the manoeuvres of their amateur companion with considerable curiosity and some contempt.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  Leaning back in the cab, this amateur bloodhound carolled away like a lark while I meditated upon the many-sidedness of the human mind.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  It was only by trying begging as an amateur that I could get the facts upon which to base my articles.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
11  My ramifications stretch out into many sections of society, but never, I am happy to say, into amateur sport, which is the best and soundest thing in England.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
12  Godalming is an amateur fitter himself, and evidently it was he who put the launch in trim again.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
13  The first part closed with a stirring patriotic recitation delivered by a young lady who arranged amateur theatricals.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In A MOTHER
14  I remember Harry saying once that every man who turned himself into an amateur curate for the moment always began by saying that, and then proceeded to break his word.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12
15  You're only an amateur: you think fighting's an amusement.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT III
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  An amateur video of the crash failed to reveal the cause.
2  Tony Woodcock has joined German amateur team SC Brueck as coach.
3  Mickelson won his first major golf tournament while still an amateur.
4  The competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
5  Although he's only an amateur he's a first-class player.
6  After he won the amateur championship he turned professional.
7  It's an amateur sport in the true sense of the word.
8  Previous flotation by Internet-related firms generated huge demand from amateur investors wanting to put their money into Hong Kong's stock market.
9  Julia Child's recipes enable amateur chefs to create savory delicacies for their guests.
10  The amateur detective Dupin saw him purloin the letter for which the police had search in vain.
11  For the amateur chef, dining at the four-star restaurant was a transcendent experience: the meal surpassed his wildest dreams.
12  The amateur is someone who loves a topic or hobby or interest, and pursues it with dedication, love, and attention to detail.
13  Finding evidence of police brutality in Kenya should not be too tricky; amateur footage of officers shooting suspected crooks in the back of the head is shared on social media.
14  The fact that he's working with amateurs really frustrates him.
15  International affairs today are no longer for gentleman amateurs.