by trade


used when indicating someone's job, especially a job that requires special training and skills and is done by using the hands
I am a carpenter/electrician/beautician by trade.

Examples of by trade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Courtesy of Union Realty Group Real estate listings Arman Khachatryan, a data analyst by trade, saw the labor involved in producing real estate listings from his friend, Shant Davidian, who is a co-owner and agent at Union Realty Group in Newton. Globe Staff,, 10 July 2023 During her four-day trip to China, Ms. Yellen has been looking to reopen the channels of communication with her counterparts in Beijing after years of growing distrust that have been amplified by trade wars and export controls for sensitive technology. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 8 July 2023 Jacobs, a journalist by trade, has the firsthand accounts of more than 100 people, including multiple (mainly White) octogenarian peers of Gibson. Patrick Sauer, Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2023 Duran, a shortstop by trade, has been the Rangers’ every day third baseman since All-Star Josh Jung fractured his left thumb on Aug 6. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 20 Aug. 2023 The leafy summer setting in the old alley, set against the backdrop of Beijing’s high-rises, offers inspiration for Mr. Liu, an architect by trade who paints both for leisure and in drawing up designs. Ann Scott Tyson, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Aug. 2023 Betty is an architect by trade; Daniel, a landscaper of 40 years; Jacob, a furniture designer; and Daniella, a corporate tech whiz. Anna Braz, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2023 But Jones is a cornerback by trade, and has spent most of training camp in the secondary. Ben Volin,, 31 July 2023 Advertisement In her backpack, Jan, a 67-year-old school psychologist by trade, carried a 35-mm camera, scorebook, water bottle and a blue towel to mop her impish face. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 26 July 2023 See More

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“By trade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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