01. He has changed [occupations] a number of times during his career.
02. My mother's [occupation] was salesclerk in a department store.
03. Under '[occupation]' on the form, I just wrote 'student'.
04. Teaching children is a very difficult [occupation] at times, but I love it.
05. His previous [occupation] was as a janitor.
06. The school held an [occupation] fair in order to introduce students to different kinds of careers.
07. Many [occupations] which exist today will disappear within the next 20 years, replaced by new [occupations] which have not yet been created.
08. Deep-sea diving from oil rigs is among the world's most dangerous [occupations], averaging a death rate of 1 out of every 100 workers each year.
09. Being an ESL teacher doesn't have many [occupational] hazards, except perhaps for breathing in chalk dust.
10. One of the most commonly used measures of social inequality is [occupational] prestige.
11. Many [occupations] which were previously considered only for men, such as truck driving, are now becoming more and more common for women.
12. Studies show that class origin has a significant influence on the [occupation] that a child will eventually choose.
13. The island of Martinique has remained a French possession since 1635 except for three brief periods of foreign [occupation].
14. The Intifada was a revolt that began in December 1987 by Palestinian Arabs to protest Israel's [occupation] of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
15. The government of East Timor faces great challenges in rebuilding the country after years of war and [occupation].
16. In 1944, as Germany was losing the war, many Estonians became alarmed at the prospect of Soviet [occupation], and fled to Sweden.
17. The central districts of Estonia's two main cities have changed little despite a long history of invasion, [occupation], warfare and conflict.
18. In 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in a house in Amsterdam in an effort to escape deportation during the Nazi [occupation] of the Netherlands.
19. Henry Luce once stated that business more than any other [occupation] is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
20. Dorothy Sayers notes that a human being must have [occupation] if he or she is not to become a nuisance in the world.

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