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Over the course of three deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, during which she flew 89 combat missions and then served as “a ground-based problem solver,” McGrath had to reckon with the violent nature of her vocation.

For the few women who were in athletics, sports were seen as more a hobby than a vocation.

The Jameses say that of all the vocations they’ve studied, professional athletes are among the most enthusiastic about sleep and even napping.

Though he eventually lost the girl, he gained a vocation, and, in 2009, at the age of 20, he joined American Medical Response.

Unfortunately the church has routinely forgotten its vocation.

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“The golden age of Parisian smiles nurtured, and was nurtured by, the rise of dentistry as a vocation,” writes Jones.

It was only once he directed and starred in his own short film that he decided to pursue acting as a vocation.

He was highly esteemed in the fashion world, but his real vocation was fulfilled in the evening hours.

History has no shortage of vocation-induced tragi-ironic deaths.

In short, this Austin native needs to make some hard decisions about his vocation.

And everything else is certainly in keeping with our dwelling and our vocation in life, that is, poverty.

We engaged an experienced hack-driver, who combined with his vocation the qualities of a well informed guide as well.

Has it never occurred to you, my dear Miss Warrender, that it might be your vocation, your natural aim in life.

A divinity presided over bakers, another over ovens,--every vocation and every household transaction had its presiding deities.

Another and more serious question for the clergyman is that of the vocation in life of those who are weak mentally.


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On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vocation, such as: art, business, calling, career, craft, and do.

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