[ noun ] the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
"he's not in my line of business"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
The petition listed the mayor 's occupation as `` attorney '' and his age as 71 .(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
Because of his brain injury and the extreme damage suffered to his sight , the patient had to train himself for a new line_of_work , that of a portfolio maker , an occupation requiring a great_deal of precision in the making of measurements and a fairly well developed sense of form and contour .(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
Without exception Hino 's brothers turned_to either one or both of their father 's occupations , but Hino showed a talent for neither and instead spent most of his time on the beach where he repaired nets and proved immensely popular as a storyteller .
[ noun ] the act of occupying or taking possession of a building
"occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"
Used in print(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
From the moment of the occupation Lublin became a focal_point .
[ noun ] (military) the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
Used in print(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
But I suspect that the old Roman was referring to change made under military occupation - the sort of change which Tacitus was talking_about when he said , `` They make a desert , and call it peace '' ( `` Solitudinem faciunt , pacem appellant '' . )