Examples of calling in a Sentence
He had always felt a calling to help others.
He experienced a calling to enter the priesthood.
Recent Examples of calling from the Web
Thomas' take must be based, in part, on the long and traceable history of free agents following the money while swearing their ultimate decision is instead an answer to some higher calling.
Both songs were recorded at RAK Studios in London and the nod to Adams is perfectly on-brand for Smith, as the famed soul/jazz singer is known for the kind of heart-stirring ballads that the British pop star has made his calling card.
The prospect of another confrontation, plus the threats of nuclear annihilation and name-calling between Kim and Trump, depressed ticket sales heading into late 2017.
Capus' memo: There are few times in a professional life when one is presented with the perfect alignment of opportunity, challenge and calling.
Fashion was always a calling for the designer, who moved to California from France with her family in 1980, and spent ten formative years in San Diego.
Celinda Lake surveyed 28,000 activists who contacted Congress last year through a calling service on their cell phones: 86% of them were women.
This better not mean Abe and Rose stepping in to stop their daughter from answering her true calling.
The finances obviously seem to be their calling card.
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First Known Use of calling
Synonymsabandonment, abortion, cancellation, calling off, dropping, recall, recision, repeal, rescission, revocation
Related Wordsannulment, invalidation, neutralization, nullification, voidance; abolishment, abolition, ending, halting, stopping, termination; giving up, relinquishment, surrender; reversal, rollback
Near Antonymsbeginning, commencement, initiation; engagement, undertaking
Synonym Discussion of calling
- her work as a hospital volunteer
- your employment with this firm is hereby terminated
- his occupation as a trained auto mechanic
- the ministry seemed my true calling
- her family considered medicine the only proper pursuit
- acting was my one and only métier
- the business of managing a hotel
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