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Word Example of - amateur

    Example Sentences for amateur

    It must always remain a variety for the amateur and for special localities.

    But he inaugurates the pleiad of amateur, curious, and commercial travellers.

    I never did believe in that engine in the hands of an amateur.

    And the Amateur was unknown—and the Dilettante undreamed of!

    The truth is, that we much under-rated the American amateur at that time.

    It was evidently a schoolgirl's amateur portrait, done by Mrs. Rivers.

    This Lyon is that Mr. George Lyon whom we have seen over here competing in our amateur championship.

    Waste of time and money—she would never be anything but an amateur!

    I have it on good authority that he put Mr. Dempsey to sleep one evening about fifteen years ago in an amateur boxing meet.

    La Chance had been an amateur mine when we began it, and it was one still.

Word Origin & History of - amateur

    Word Origin & History

    amateur 1784, "one who has a taste for (something)," from Fr. amateur "lover of," from O.Fr., from L. amatorem (nom. amator) "lover," from amatus, pp. of amare "to love" (see Amy). Meaning "dabbler" (as opposed to professional) is from 1786.