Usage examples for occupation

  1. 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
  2. It took some time, and was not a comfortable occupation. – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Probably it had been built originally for somewhat different occupation. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. No one wants to be invisible in any honest occupation. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. It had for some time past been his favourite occupation. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  12. That was a dangerous occupation in times like these. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  13. This is the principle of the foreign occupation. – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  14. May I ask what your occupation is? – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  15. 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
  16. For the long winter evenings there was plenty of quiet occupation. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  17. 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