Definition of 'vocation'
Example sentences containing 'vocation'
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You could discover your vocation in life when you try a new way of working. The Sun (2009)They look for people with a vocation for teaching. The Sun (2013)Trades union leadership in those days was less a career than a vocation. The Search for Justice - a history of Britain and the British people Volume III (1990)These women mostly saw their jobs as a vocation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is a calling as insistent as any religious vocation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This may be the day you discover your true vocation in life. The Sun (2009)He sought to encourage the vocation of younger people. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then she came to recognise a vocation to religious life as her true calling. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These days parenting is a science, a competitive sport and a vocation rolled into one. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He said that public sector leaders who followed their vocation were doing jobs they would have done happily for a lot less pay. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That did not seem to be one 's vocation. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)At times, he has looked burdened and golf has seemed more like a job than a vocation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You sense that being a dad is Wise's real vocation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is a vocation, a calling upon their whole life, requiring complete engagement. Christianity Today (2000)That, like her religious vocation, soars to the skies. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They would talk about it as if it was a calling or a vocation rather than a cold-blooded act, and that was tough. The Sun (2007)
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Translations for 'vocation'
British English: vocation NOUN
If you have a vocation, you have a strong feeling that you are especially suited to do a particular job or to fulfil a particular role in life, especially one which involves helping other people.
It could well be that he has a real vocation.
Definition of vocation from the Collins English Dictionary
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