VOCATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VOCATION
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vocation
 n.  a person's employment or main occupation; career or profession
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  He answered, to go to sea again, in his old vocation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
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 Melville
Get Context   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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 92. Ambergris.
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 Melville
Get Context   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.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 17
6  David smiled sadly, though not without a momentary gleam of pleasure, at this allusion to his beloved vocation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
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 Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
8  In fact, Sam considered oratory as his vocation, and never let slip an opportunity of magnifying his office.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
9  "Sluggard"--why, it is a calling and vocation, it is a career.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: VI
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.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I
11  Our gracious sovereign recognizes his high vocation and will be true to it.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I
12  "My vocation is a different one," thought Princess Mary.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
13  My vocation is to be happy with another kind of happiness, the happiness of love and self-sacrifice.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
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.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
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.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  Sure of his priestly vocation, Terrence planned to pursue his theological training at the local Roman Catholic seminary.
2  This huge tax refund is quite a windfall; we will go vocation by this money.
3  Diana was a young mission school teacher convinced of her vocation to provide support for her schoolgirl pupils.
4  I go to a vocational school.
5  The trainers have a programme to teach them vocational skills.
6  Every weekend he went to a vocational school to learn computer.