Definition of 'calling'
Example sentences containing 'calling'
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It remains completely, perfectly true to its calling. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It comes after 500,000 penalties introduced last year to curb cold calling failed to halt the problem. The Sun (2016)Is there a higher calling in this life than the divine gift of inspiring laughter? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Why not ban cold calling in its pernicious entirety? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then she came to recognise a vocation to religious life as her true calling. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It proved to be an invaluable calling card. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Perhaps neither could hear the other one calling. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the emir has a higher calling. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We are under investigation for cold calling and we totally and absolutely deny the allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was obvious he had found his true calling. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The trouble is that there are other people who have a strong calling but do not have the ability. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If only they'd stop at name calling. The Sun (2009)Amid the name calling, one group will be hoping not to be drawn into the dispute. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It needed very careful attention to all the factors involved, including the inevitable distress that would follow from the calling of family witnesses. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is a vocation, a calling upon their whole life, requiring complete engagement. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'calling'
British English: calling NOUN
A calling is a profession or career which someone is strongly attracted to.
He was a consultant physician, a serious man dedicated to his calling.
Definition of calling from the Collins English Dictionary
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