But Burkle presents his involvement with Weinstein as a pleasurable avocation.
…finding and usually identifying the shells of mollusks, a popular avocation, or hobby, in many parts of the world.
So did his marriage, later that year, to Lillian Miles, a librarian by profession but a political junkie by avocation.
She said she wondered then if she could fly fish full-time—combining avocation with vocation—but worried that she might someday tire of it.
People are surprised when I tell them that I, by temperament and by avocation, am a naturalist.
According to Life, John Foster Dulles, who will probably be Sec. of State if Dewey is elected, is a tree surgeon by avocation.
Shell collecting, practice of finding and usually identifying the shells of mollusks, a popular avocation, or hobby, in many parts of the world.
He frequented Alfred Stieglitz’s gallery, 291, befriended Man Ray, and launched an avocation in magazine design and editing, founding a journal, 391, that ran for nineteen issues.
The dual pressures of the environmental crisis and the economic recession have yielded a population for whom “homegrown” and “handmade” can suggest both a moral philosophy and an avocation.
And Soros—who has tested himself against the market and won so many times that it must have come to feel not like testing at all, and winning not like winning—is frank about the pleasure he takes in his new avocation.
The Brahmins maintain that in the almost endless sculptures of that immemorial pagoda, all the trades and pursuits, every conceivable avocation of man, were prefigured ages before any of them actually came into being.
Fisher had evidenced a keen interest in evolutionary theory during his student days—he was a founder of the Cambridge University Eugenics Society—and he combined his training in statistics with his avocation for genetics.
The mistake sets off a series of events—including a noble but ill-fated attempt to embalm a fish—that culminate in his writing an avant-garde poetic masterpiece in a single night, despite having no prior literary avocation.
Hans Bethe once said that Oppenheimer "worked at physics mainly because he found physics the best way to do philosophy," and Wolfgang Pauli observed that Oppenheimer "seemed to treat physics as an avocation and psychoanalysis as a vocation."
Moreover, religious faith required a public forum for its expression: “Church and state would not be such a difficult subject if religion were, as the Court apparently thinks it to be, some purely personal avocation that can be indulged entirely in secret, like pornography.”
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