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synonyms for avocation

  • pastime
  • amusement
  • diversion
  • kick
  • occupation
  • recreation
  • schtick
  • shot
  • sideline
  • thing
  • side interest

antonyms for avocation

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  • boredom
  • work
  • profession
  • vocation
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How to use avocation in a sentence

He realized that, for the first time in his life, he had taken up a sound and serious avocation.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The incongruity of Finucane's avocation, and his manners and appearance, amused his new friend Pen.
A HISTORY OF PENDENNIS, VOLUME 1WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
Also, Jim discovered that Tuck was an old Yale man and that his avocation in life seemed to be tennis.
STILL JIMHONOR WILLSIE MORROW
The salutary influence which good example propagates, we find stamped on every avocation in life.
GATHERING JEWELSJAMES KNOWLES AND MATILDA DARROCH KNOWLES
He finally made a home at Teddington, in Middlesex, and devoted himself to the avocation of fruit-growing.
ESSAYS ON MODERN NOVELISTSWILLIAM LYON PHELPS
To a Cambridge friend of mine, who met him in Broadway, he expressed great satisfaction with his new avocation.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 18, NO. 109, NOVEMBER, 1866VARIOUS
While in this part of the peninsula I followed my usual avocation, although with little success, it then being winter.
AUDUBON AND HIS JOURNALS, VOL. 2MARIA R. AUDUBON
These waters are infested with pirates, who ostensibly pursue the avocation of fishermen, until an opportunity opens to catch men.
KATHAY: A CRUISE IN THE CHINA SEASW. HASTINGS MACAULAY
There is not a single passage to show us that he continued his avocation as a preacher.
HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880. VOL 1GEORGE W. WILLIAMS
Each had filled the proudest place in the chosen avocation of his life.
THE BROTHERS' WARJOHN CALVIN REED
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WORDS RELATED TO AVOCATION

  • acts
  • avocations
  • bags
  • ballgames
  • bits
  • deeds
  • endeavors
  • enterprises
  • entertainments
  • games
  • hobbies
  • jobs
  • labors
  • occupations
  • pastimes
  • projects
  • rackets
  • scenes
  • schemes
  • stunts
  • tasks
  • trips
  • undertakings
  • ventures
  • works
  • zoos
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