avocation avocation  /ˌæ və ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) an auxiliary activity


  1. Perhaps Stein's oddest avocation is being a financial guru to hookers.
  2. Rothman may be offbeat in his choice of avocation, but he is not alone.
  3. The incursion of business practices into our profession has made uncomfortable bedfellows of those with an avocation and those without.


  • DAVID FLORES: Passion for Spurs a family tradition for longtime fan

    Being a Spurs fan has been more a way of life than an avocation for San Antonio attorney Alan Schoenbaum, whose father was among a group of local investors that bought the pro basketball franchise after it moved to the Alamo City from Dallas in 1973.   "We emotionalize these games," said Schoenbaum, 55. "The Spurs are part of our culture. We take so much pleasure in the team and watching (coach ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KENS 5 San Antonio

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  • "I think it's clear, to do that job you have to be ready to work 24-7," Rendell said. "You can't have another job, you can't have an avocation you're addicted to like golf or anything like that."
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Ed Rendell Source: AZ Central.com

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