Usage examples for vocation

  1. My present vocation pays well; in fact, I am beginning to lay by. – Night and Morning, Volume 3 by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  2. " Monsieur, you have missed your vocation; you plead well, indeed. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  3. That was in 1834, and by accident he hit upon his real vocation. – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson
  4. Aunt Lucinda says every woman should have a vocation. – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  5. It amazed her to find the certainty take possession of her mind that her vocation had been made ready for her from the beginning. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  6. It is the chief vocation of women. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  7. It seems to me you have missed your vocation. – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  8. In the early daylight it seemed to dawn upon the minds of both officers and men, that they were there for a fixed purpose, and that the actual business of their vocation was to commence. – The Rhode Island Artillery at the First Battle of Bull Run by J. Albert Monroe
  9. Moses was so absorbed in his vocation that his life was less to him than the well- being of Israel. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  10. Oh, she didn't mean that kind of a vocation. – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  11. As long as I am able to chronicle the best results as a competent teacher of voice, which has been my vocation for over thirty years, I will be content. – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  12. On the whole, I rather enjoyed the vocation at the time. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. Nor did Andreas encourage her; he doubted her vocation. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. Nevertheless, the idea of the marriage state, for which I felt I had no vocation, made me tremble. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. Whilst it may be questioned whether he ever had the poetic imagination of the physician, he never allowed the honour in which he held the vocation to lessen, and never lost the satisfaction he himself cherished through his association with this calling. – Oliver Goldsmith by E. S. Lang Buckland
  16. Henry had now found his true vocation. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  17. " But, Honey," he protested, " a girl with plenty of money doesn't need a vocation." – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  18. Frequent letters assured her that he was doing nicely in his new vocation, while her constant memories of him added to his content as new prospects opened before him. – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  19. The call of the ministry, the mission field, settlement work, every vocation involving the setting aside of selfish ambitions, is most loudly heard at this time, and often a word is sufficient to turn the decision in that direction. – Training the Teacher by A. F. Schauffler Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux Martin G. Brumbaugh Marion Lawrance
  20. The question of my vocation has been settled most admirably. – The Associate Hermits by Frank R. Stockton