Followed by a list of his hobbies—sky diving, scuba diving, reading, flying.
In an online bio, she describes her hobbies as running, skiing, and surfing.
Now, Lars maintains a place in the family, with hobbies and habits to match.
Later in his presidency, a reporter asked him if he had any hobbies.
The bottom line: we have our jobs, we work on those; we have our hobbies, we work on those; we have our bodies, we work on those.
They used to wonder what Fletcher did with his spare time, what were his pursuits, what were his hobbies, if he had any.
You can have all your damn relaxations and hobbies, or what have you.
They are, by the nature of the case, the hobbies of a few rich men.
You were always so patient with my hobbies that I thought you would be interested in this too.
Merlins and hobbies are too tender to be kept much out of doors.
late 13c., hobyn, "small horse, pony," later "mock horse used in the morris dance," and c.1550 "child's toy riding horse," which led to hobby-horse in a transferred sense of "favorite pastime or avocation," first recorded 1670s, shortened to hobby by 1816. The connecting notion being "activity that doesn't go anywhere." Probably originally a proper name for a horse (cf. dobbin), a diminutive of Robert or Robin. The original hobbyhorse was a "Tourney Horse," a wooden or basketwork frame worn around the waist and held on with shoulder straps, with a fake tail and horse head attached, so the wearer appears to be riding a horse. These were part of church and civic celebrations at Midsummer and New Year's throughout England.