AVOCATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AVOCATION
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 n.  activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment
Classic Sentence:
1  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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
2  The majority of the searchers had given up the quest and gone back to their daily avocations, saying that it was plain the children could never be found.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
3  As they listened and looked--out into the garden--the trees tossing and the birds swirling seemed called out of their private lives, out of their separate avocations, and made to take part.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 8
Example Sentence:
1  His hobby proved to be so fascinating and profitable that gradually he abandoned his regular occupation and concentrated on his avocation.
2  For the past several years I've made an avocation study of Jesus and his followers in their historical context.