1 Even the Thespians who gave amateur plays once a month clamored for her.
2 She was as unreasonable as an amateur leading woman on a first night, and he was reduced to humility.
3 But if we did," Carol cautioned, "it would be awfully silly to have amateur theatricals.
4 The Duluth delegation had brought their famous Beaver amateur band, in Zouave costumes of green velvet jacket, blue trousers, and scarlet fez.
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.
6 Jurgis, as a beggar, was simply a blundering amateur in competition with organized and scientific professionalism.
7 He had the bustling ways of an amateur nurse.
8 Gregson and Lestrade had watched the manoeuvres of their amateur companion with considerable curiosity and some contempt.
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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.
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10 It was only by trying begging as an amateur that I could get the facts upon which to base my articles.
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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.
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12 Godalming is an amateur fitter himself, and evidently it was he who put the launch in trim again.
13 The first part closed with a stirring patriotic recitation delivered by a young lady who arranged amateur theatricals.
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.
15 You're only an amateur: you think fighting's an amusement.