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vocation
used in The Remains of the Day

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Definition
a particular type of job
  • When two or three such persons were gathered together at our servants' hall - I mean of the calibre of, say, Mr Graham, with whom now, sadly, I seem to have lost touch - we would have some of the most stimulating and intelligent debates on every aspect of our vocation.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (38% in)
  • And let me tell you, if you were to have come into our servants' hall on any of those evenings, you would not have heard mere gossip; more likely, you would have witnessed debates over the great affairs preoccupying our employers upstairs, or else over matters of import reported in the newspapers; and of course, as fellow professionals from all walks of life are wont to do when gathered together, we could be found discussing every aspect of our vocation.
    Prologue (89% in)
  • And of course, any butler who regards his vocation with pride, any butler who aspires at all to a 'dignity in keeping with his position', as the Hayes Society once put it, should never allow himself to be 'off duty' in the presence of others.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (43% in)
  • In the end, after some consideration, I said: "As far as I am concerned, Miss Kenton, my vocation will not be fulfilled until I have done all I can to see' his lordship through the great tasks he has set himself.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (50% in)

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