Definition of avocation:
following, rocking horse, craft, concern, pursuit, art, occupation, credit line, job, profession, hobby, trade, vocation, employment, interest, handicraft, work, duty, sideline, transaction, quest, diversion, commerce, chase, calling, trading, pursuance, business, spare-time activity, hobbyhorse, affair, traffic, out of bounds, pursual, pastime, by-line, barter.
While men of these types may make brilliant successes in purely mental vocations, as the result of the development of their intellects, and may keep themselves in a fair degree of health and strength by games, exercise, mountain climbing, farming, or some such avocation, they are, nevertheless, never quite so well satisfied as when they have something to do which not only gives them opportunity for the use of their intellects, but also involves a certain degree of physical activity as a part of their regular work.- "Analyzing Character", Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb.
Eleazar Williams, who by this time appears to have taken to the missionary avocation permanently, he happened to be on board the same steamer as the French prince, who after having made inquiries about him of the captain, requested the honour of an interview.- "Claimants to Royalty", John H. Ingram.
- "How to Speak and Write Correctly", Joseph Devlin.