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vocation
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a particular type of job
  • After all, people may really have in them some vocation which is not quite plain to themselves, may they not?
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (66% in)
  • But the moment of vocation had come, and before he got down from his chair, the world was made new to him by a presentiment of endless processes filling the vast spaces planked out of his sight by that wordy ignorance which he had supposed to be knowledge.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (21% in)
  • For in the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as the tie of their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (21% in)
  • Lydgate was more surprised at the openness of this talk than at its implied meaning—that the Vicar felt himself not altogether in the right vocation.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (49% in)
  • I believe devoutly in a natural difference of vocation.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (98% in)
  • I wonder what your vocation will turn out to be: perhaps you will be a poet?
    Book 2 — Old and Young (98% in)
  • It is a physiognomy seen in all vocations, but perhaps it has never been more powerful over the youth of England than in a judge of horses.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (10% in)
  • He says that he could turn his mind to doing his best in that vocation, on one condition.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (84% in)
  • And surely among all men whose vocation requires them to exhibit their powers of speech, the happiest is a prosperous provincial auctioneer keenly alive to his own jokes and sensible of his encyclopedic knowledge.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (68% in)
  • Again he felt himself thinking of the ministry as possibly his vocation, and inclined towards missionary labor.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (79% in)

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