Origin of vocation
Examples from the Web for vocation
“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.
In short, this Austin native needs to make some hard decisions about his vocation.
“A lot of new members have a sense of public service as vocation,” he says.America’s Catholic Moment, and Its New Breed of Catholic Politicians|Michael Sean Winters|March 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Telling people only what they want to hear has become a vocation.
Ostensibly his vocation was that of a travelling farm-hand, but it was all ostentation.Sally of Missouri|R. E. Young
It was something to get rid of the drudgery of toil, and escape the snubbing and rebuffs of her present vocation.Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective|Andrew Forrester
His main calling was that of a printer, a vocation of unusual importance and influence in a free community.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)|Wiliam Cabell Bruce
He can bear evil report as well as good report, and rejoice to fulfil his vocation under the one condition as well as the other.
I don't mean in literature, for that is nothing; and—it may seem odd enough to say—I do not think it was my vocation.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6)|Thomas Moore
British Dictionary definitions for vocation
- a special urge, inclination, or predisposition to a particular calling or career, esp a religious one
- such a calling or career