Example sentences for: amateur

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

  • Indiana University's Douglas Hofstadter, an amateur pianist, recently played one of Cope's fake Chopin mazurkas, and told New Scientist he was "stunned" by its seeming authenticity.

  • Only in a few places does Juneteenth attain the narrative velocity of Invisible Man . In a thrilling climax we finally hear the story of how Bliss came to be adopted by Hickman, and how Hickman was transformed from an Oklahoma City ne'er-do-well into a man of God (it hinges on a false accusation of rape, a lynching, and some amateur obstetrics).

  • He makes the finals of a prestigious amateur competition.

  • A little learning has always been a dangerous tool in the mind of the amateur etymologizer, and early acquaintance with one or more of the languages of the Australian Aborigines not infrequently proved seductive.

  • The river traffic, meanwhile, keeps amateur photographers snapping in all directions at flat-bottomed tubs, hand-poled bamboo rafts, sampans, and towboats.


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