Usage examples for occupation

  1. Amongst the men of his class and occupation who slept in those dark houses he had been indeed the first. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  2. As a man, his favorite occupation was walking the streets, where, as a child, he had picked up the most valuable part of his education. – Brief History of English and American Literature by Henry A. Beers
  3. And sometimes it seems to us that we are the only people in America engaged in that most wonderful occupation. – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  4. Abel Dinnett had returned home and was making holiday until his mother should discover work for him, or he himself be able to get occupation. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  5. It took some time, and was not a comfortable occupation. – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  6. The position held by Fort Niagara in the French scheme of western occupation is clearly suggested by these facts. – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
  7. That was a dangerous occupation in times like these. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  8. She was never idle, but when she was tired with study she found rest in some other form of occupation. –  by
  9. The ship carpenters, for the most part, found their occupation gone, and many of them ended their days in the workhouse. – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir
  10. It had for some time past been his favourite occupation. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  11. It was a relief when Owen' s quiet voice stole over the weary silence, and pleaded for our attention to the occupation of the night. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  12. No one wants to be invisible in any honest occupation. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  13. For the long winter evenings there was plenty of quiet occupation. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  14. I had never learned any occupation. – Wheels Within by Charles V. De Vet
  15. They had rather neglected their fortress of late, having had so much occupation at home with the goats; in fact they had not visited the beech- tree for nearly a week, not since the eventful day when they had seen Mrs. Howard and made acquaintance with Lewis Brand. – The Eagle's Nest by S. E. Cartwright
  16. May I ask what your occupation is? – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  17. This is the principle of the foreign occupation. – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  18. We passed our time like two young fellows of twenty- three who have little money and less occupation. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  19. To judge from their looks, their occupation was both healthy and congenial, in physique they were Hebes, and their spirits seemed at bubbling point. – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  20. Probably it had been built originally for somewhat different occupation. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner