avocation

[ av-uh-key-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF avocation

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Petrarca, in his avocation of barber, was in the greatest request.

The girl of the future will select her own avocation and take her own training for it.

He will find that in assuming our avocation he also has assumed our degradation.

A woman with eyes like that would not be safe alone in any avocation where men could observe her.

I would not like to hurt your feelings by calling your avocation a trade!

They were a gay group of men, and hospitality was their avocation.

The avocation of a colonist, usually so active, had little interest for me.

Industry is diligence applied to some avocation, business, or profession.

But when he saw Mrs. Cristie her avocation was one in which he could not take part.

It was no accident that the hero of the play was a lawyer by vocation and avocation.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "a calling away from one's occupation," from Latin avocationem (nominative avocatio) "a calling away, distraction, diversion," noun of action from past participle stem of avocare, from ab- "off, away from" (see ab-) + vocare "to call" (see voice (n.)).

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