DILETTANTE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DILETTANTE
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dilettante
 a.  showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
Classic Sentence:
1  "I thought I'd be a dilettante mother, but I'm as dismayingly natural as Mrs. Bogart," she boasted.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
2  What is to me a means of livelihood is to him the merest hobby of a dilettante.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
3  He must be neither a dilettante nor a virtuoso: but he must be artistic.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
4  Behind all its curiousness, so attractive alike to sage and dilettante, lie its dim dangers, throwing across us shadows at once grotesque and awful.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
Example Sentence:
1  After distinguished service in World War II, he married a New York socialite and reacquired his reputation as a hard-partying dilettante.