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vocation
used in War and Peace

7 uses
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Definition
a particular type of job
  • Our gracious sovereign recognizes his high vocation and will be true to it.
    Book One — 1805 (1% in)
  • To be an enthusiast had become her social vocation and, sometimes even when she did not feel like it, she became enthusiastic in order not to disappoint the expectations of those who knew her.
    Book One — 1805 (1% in)
  • He will fulfill his vocation and crush the hydra of revolution, which has become more terrible than ever in the person of this murderer and villain!
    Book One — 1805 (2% in)
  • It is not from friendship at all; I simply feel that the army is my vocation.
    Book One — 1805 (35% in)
  • "My vocation is a different one," thought Princess Mary.
    Book Three — 1805 (34% in)
  • My vocation is to be happy with another kind of happiness, the happiness of love and self-sacrifice.
    Book Three — 1805 (34% in)
  • ...as a child believes, in the speaker's tone of conviction and earnestness, or the tremor of the speaker's voice—which sometimes almost broke—or those brilliant aged eyes grown old in this conviction, or the calm firmness and certainty of his vocation, which radiated from his whole being (and which struck Pierre especially by contrast with his own dejection and hopelessness)—at any rate, Pierre longed with his whole soul to believe and he did believe, and felt a joyful sense of comfort,...
    Book Five — 1806-07 (7% in)

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