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#201011 - 07/06/11 01:46 PM Avocation  
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You're kidding, right? Both uses of avocation in your example show it to be something other than regular work, or vocation. Tut-tut!

#201015 - 07/06/11 04:03 PM Re: Avocation [Re: Uburoi]  
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#201016 - 07/06/11 04:27 PM Re: Avocation [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Hi Uberoi
This quote is talking about Ms. Sullivan's main job not her hobby. You could switch to the word vocation without changing the meaning.

"For librarian Maureen Sullivan, the world of libraries is much more than an avocation."
James Craven; Groups to Honor Librarian; The Bulletin (Norwich, Connecticut); Jun 20, 2011.

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