1 He answered, to go to sea again, in his old vocation.
2 Freely depicted in his own vocation, gentlemen, the Canaller would make a fine dramatic hero, so abundantly and picturesquely wicked is he.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
3 Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.
4 Be it said, that in this vocation of whaling, sinecures are unknown; dignity and danger go hand in hand; till you get to be Captain, the higher you rise the harder you toil.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 110. Queequeg in His Coffin.
5 What with women and wine and the excitement of his vocation, a man could afford to rest now and then.
6 David smiled sadly, though not without a momentary gleam of pleasure, at this allusion to his beloved vocation.
7 Deeply regretting this weakness on the part of a sister muse, we shall at once retire from her sacred precincts, within the proper limits of our own humble vocation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 18
8 In fact, Sam considered oratory as his vocation, and never let slip an opportunity of magnifying his office.
9 "Sluggard"--why, it is a calling and vocation, it is a career.
10 To be an enthusiast had become her social vocation and, sometimes even when she did not feel like it, she became enthusiastic in order not to disappoint the expectations of those who knew her.
11 Our gracious sovereign recognizes his high vocation and will be true to it.
12 "My vocation is a different one," thought Princess Mary.
13 My vocation is to be happy with another kind of happiness, the happiness of love and self-sacrifice.
14 Mr. St. John had said nothing to me yet about the employment he had promised to obtain for me; yet it became urgent that I should have a vocation of some kind.
15 Joseph remained to hector over tenants and labourers; and because it was his vocation to be where he had plenty of wickedness to reprove.