occupation (n.)
handicraft, trade, employment
AC IV.iv.17[Antony to Cleopatra] That thou couldst see my wars today, and knew'st / The royal occupation
Cor IV.i.14.1[Volumnia to Coriolanus] the red pestilence strike all trades in Rome, / And occupations perish!
Cor IV.vi.98[Menenius to Brutus and Sicinius] you that stood so much / Upon the voice of occupation [i.e. tradesmen]
JC I.ii.264[Casca to Brutus] An I had been a man of any occupation
Tem II.i.157[Gonzalo to Alonso, of the imaginary commonwealth] No occupation
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