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noun as in hobby

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Maybe, he muses, it’s because his avocation as a musician has kept him limber.

Daguillard began acquiring sketches, prints and paintings in the 1960s, but the avocation really took hold during a Paris sabbatical.

He stammered, and read and wrote a lot of poetry (mostly in secret), an avocation he changed to photography for the novel.

I think it was more a matter of self-consciousness… I always saw writing about music as purely an avocation.

His former company controller, Gayer, had in the meantime discovered his true avocation.

He realized that, for the first time in his life, he had taken up a sound and serious avocation.

The incongruity of Finucane's avocation, and his manners and appearance, amused his new friend Pen.

Also, Jim discovered that Tuck was an old Yale man and that his avocation in life seemed to be tennis.

The salutary influence which good example propagates, we find stamped on every avocation in life.

He finally made a home at Teddington, in Middlesex, and devoted himself to the avocation of fruit-growing.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to avocation, such as: pastime, amusement, diversion, kick, occupation, and recreation.

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