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noun as in control, possession

noun as in seizure, takeover

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Throughout the war period, service members had to leave their occupations and families, travel to one of 32 training camps scattered across the country and face the prospect of deploying overseas, perhaps never to return.

Those numbers come from a new report out of California that shines a light on the shocking risk to covid-19 by occupation.

He subsequently joined the British civil service — later joking that he “thought it would be a nice quiet occupation” — and served in India and Malaysia before he was posted in Canada.

Some states’ vaccine distribution plans are based entirely on age, occupation and other factors such as race or residential setting.

The resulting occupation of the Capitol was horrifying enough, but if MAGA paramilitaries had reached Congress before it was safely evacuated the day could easily have turned out incalculably worse.

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He was born in a barn to penniless parents who were part of a people under occupation.

They have endured intifadas and an often cruel military occupation.

In reality, the Iraqi borders had been arbitrarily drawn and disregarded 2,000 years of tribal, sectarian, and nomadic occupation.

Tatar control—part occupation and part suzerainty over impotent, tribute-paying Russian principalities—lasted more than 200 years.

His writings usually identify an enemy, such as the U.S. government, minorities, or the chimeric Zionist Occupation Government.

At an early hour next morning the train of wagons got into motion, and the hunters went out to their usual occupation.

But, fortunately, they had scant time for repining, and there is nothing like active occupation to banish useless brooding.

Everywhere there was a sense of recent occupation, an impression of sadness and gloom.

Let the wags laugh on; but a far pleasanter occupation is to sleep until breakfast-time, or near it.

The proportion of the population engaged in gainful occupation at the present time is significant.


On this page you'll find 149 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to occupation, such as: activity, affair, calling, craft, do, and dodge.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.