HOBBY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HOBBY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
hobby
 n.  auxiliary activity; activity or interest pursued outside one's regular occupation
Classic Sentence:
1  But it's nice for gentlemen to have a hobby, though they do gather the dust--those skulls and things.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
2  The man who had begun by being merely her amusement, and would never have been more than her hobby but for his skill in deserting her at the right moments, was now again her desire.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
3  It is a hobby of mine to have an exact knowledge of London.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
4  Because that is my special hobby.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
5  But this is my special hobby, and the differences are equally obvious.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
6  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
7  Mrs. Fisher's latest hobby was municipal reform.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
8  Well, a taste for society's just another kind of hobby.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
9  Then she found a hobby in sociology.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
10  Just now his hobby is catching flies.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
11  That's my profession; also my hobby.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT I
12  Mr. Bhaer soon joined her, looking rather out of his element, and presently several of the philosophers, each mounted on his hobby, came ambling up to hold an intellectual tournament in the recess.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
13  Kennicott had five hobbies: medicine, land-investment, Carol, motoring, and hunting.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
14  This month of romance she was eager to understand his hobbies.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence:
1  The diverse patterns formed by their brightly colored wings have made butterfly watching a fairly popular hobby.
2  The Show is Canada's largest three day hobby and craft exhibition.
3  His hobby proved to be so fascinating and profitable that gradually he abandoned his regular occupation and concentrated on his avocation.
4  The amateur is someone who loves a topic or hobby or interest, and pursues it with dedication, love, and attention to detail.
5  He decided to turn his hobby into a lucrative sideline.
6  He hasn't got any hobbies-unless you call watching TV a hobby.
7  Happy is the man who is living by his hobby.
8  He entered into politics as a hobby.
9  Their hobbies are many and various.
10  My hobbies include reading and painting.