occupation


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the holding of something, such as a position

Synonyms for occupation

the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power

any activity that occupies a person's attention

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the act of occupying or taking possession of a building

the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied

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The worst of this occupation is, that too many people take a fancy to it, and the competition is in consequence excessive.
The dissecting room and the slaughter- house furnished many of my materials; and often did my human nature turn with loathing from my occupation, whilst, still urged on by an eagerness which perpetually increased, I brought my work near to a conclusion.
That she must long since have discovered him to be not quite so respectable a man as he looked, and that she might suspect something wrong was going on in the house at the present time, were, in Old File's opinion, matters of certainty; but that she knew anything positively on the subject of her father's occupations, he seemed to doubt.
Hope is as blessed a provision for the poor and unhappy as occupation.
Any complaint that is made against them, by the boarders, or by any one else, is fully investigated; and if good ground of complaint be shown to exist against them, they are removed, and their occupation is handed over to some more deserving person.
On the other hand, their six or eight years of book education had weaned them away from the occupation of their mothers.
After a few minutes only, the occupation became irksome to her once more.
Having at last taken her course Tess was less restless and abstracted, going about her business with some self-assurance in the thought of acquiring another horse for her father by an occupation which would not be onerous.
The occupation resumed under the influence of this passing affliction so happily recovered from," said Mr.
I should then be a member of the best club by right, and should find my occupation in continually respecting myself.
Greatly surprised, I asked him what he wanted (for at the moment Thedora had gone out shopping); whereupon he began to question me as to my mode of life and occupation, and then, without waiting for an answer, informed me that he was uncle to the officer of whom you have spoken; that he was very angry with his nephew for the way in which the latter had behaved, especially with regard to his slandering of me right and left; and that he, the uncle, was ready to protect me from the young spendthrift's insolence.
From all his occupations he had gathered amusing anecdotes, which he told with a keen pleasure in his own powers of entertainment.
Probably, I replied, that would be the better way; and when I hear you say this, I am myself reminded that we are not all alike; there are diversities of natures among us which are adapted to different occupations.
It was true I had many and good friends, and I was blessed with interests and occupations which I had often declared sufficient to satisfy any not too exacting human being.
Charley had already exhausted the less eager activity of the other children; and they had betaken themselves to occupations that did not admit of his companionship.