Example sentences for: amateur

How can you use “amateur” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • He's also a crime buff, and whenever his official duties take him within 50 feet of a jewel theft, murder or art forgery, Camden can't help turning amateur sleuth."

  • (He is not, of course, an amateur.

  • Unfortunately, Explaining Hitler seems to have gone to the printers too late to take account of a loony new book by the Australian amateur historian Kimberley Cornish, in which the blame for Hitler and the Holocaust falls squarely on Ludwig Wittgenstein, who went to school with Hitler for a year.

  • In an editorial, it put the blame for the present impasse in the negotiations firmly on Arafat, who, it said, makes "Netanyahu's delaying skills seem almost amateur."

  • Over the years, the words dispensed to the young competitors seem to have become more and more obscure--to the point where the contest lies largely beyond the reach of amateur enthusiasts and is accessible only to a specialized class of orthographiliac autodidacts who have been training for years.


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