For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for Amateurs, amatus, Mateur, or Samathur?
Header of amateur

Examples of Amateur

Sentences with the adjective Amateur

3 examples:

The British super middleweights have been bitter rivals since their amateur days.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The amateur stars beat global pop sensation Bieber after the closest festive chart battle since 2009.
(Forbes - Business, )

Football spectators in northern Brazil decapitate a referee after he fatally stabbed a player at an amateur game, officials say.
(BBC News - World News, )

Sentence with the absolute superlative degree of the adjective Amateur

1 example:

His driving skill is very amateur.

Sentences with the noun Amateur

23 examples:

Tom is an amateur.

He's just an amateur.

He is just an amateur.

Tom is just an amateur.

You are a professional, but I am an amateur.

Normally you'd call 250 yards a great distance for an amateur.

I'm just an amateur when it comes to art, but I really like this painting.

It can hardly be called research... just an amateur's hobby, I'm ashamed to say.

Every artist was first an amateur.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson in Letters and Social Aims: Progress of Culture, 1876)

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
(Alvin Toffler)

As compared with the college politician, the real article seems like an amateur.
(Woodrow Wilson)

The amateur is very rare in French literature - as rare as he is common in our own.
(Lytton Strachey)

By the time I was 22, I was a professional. A young and flawed professional, but not an amateur.
(Stephen Sondheim)

The prize money for first place was $2,800, but I didn't take it because I was still an amateur.
(Tracy Austin)

If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.
(Red Adair)

Their adventures make Indiana Jones look like an amateur.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Katie Ledecky talks about going to Stanford and her decision to remain an amateur.
(USA Today - Sports, )

Nick Buss has played more than 1,000 professional baseball games and a bunch more as an amateur.
(Los Angeles Times - Hockey, )

Jordan Spieth was a 16-year-old amateur when he tied for 16th at the Byron Nelson Championship in 2010.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

Katie Taylor says she wants to do the same for women's boxing as a professional as she did as an amateur.
(BBC Sport, )

When she and partner Artem Chigvintsev took to the floor, it was impossible to tell who was the professional and who was the amateur.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

MARTIN SAMUEL: If the Olympic movement was serious about golf, a complete amateur would be collecting the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Hye-Jin Choi placed second in the U.S. Open on Sunday, but she cannot claim the $540,000 in prize money because she entered as an amateur.
(The New York Times - Sports, )


8 examples:

Why were thousands of amateur scientists needed to analyze the data?
(Tech Times - Science, )

A major report into doping said amateur cyclists were cheating too - is it such a strange phenomenon?
(BBC Sport, )

A major report into doping said amateur cyclists were also drug cheats - is it such a strange phenomenon?
(BBC Sport, )

Many expressed shock when a major report into doping said amateur cyclists are cheating too, but is it so strange?
(BBC Sport - Cycling, )

Many expressed shock when a major report into doping said amateur cyclists were cheating too, but is it so strange?
(BBC Sport - Cycling, )

Rugby union has changed since turning pro in 1995, but do its old, amateur values protect it from the scourge of doping?
(BBC Sport, )

Storms are not unusual in Uranus -- but untimely storms so bright that even amateur astronomers can observe them on Earth?
(Tech Times - Science, )

A North Carolina amateur scientist used a slow motion camera to answer an age-old question: What happens when a CD is hit with a sledgehammer?
(UPI - Odd News, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

Tom is an amateur astronomer.

My uncle is an amateur cricket player.

She gave an amateur performance on the piano.

He is an amateur gardener, but his flowers are beautiful.

The amateur singer won first in the talent show hands down.

My grandpa is good at shogi. His level is fourth dan, amateur.

Again this year a lot of concerts are being given by amateur musicians.

This year too there are many regular concerts for amateur musicians being held.

The point we must clarify here is that the lines between amateur and professional in sport are beginning to disappear.

The increase in amateur stealing on the part of middle-class youth indicates a break-down in the morality of the affluent.

I was planning to remain an amateur for a while.
(Tracy Austin)

A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells.
(Grandma Moses)

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
(Richard Bach)

There is a great supply of amateur undertakers in show business.
(Ethel Waters)

My father was an amateur filmmaker who shot 8mm color documentaries.
(Lasse Hallstrom)

In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained.
(Robert Graves)

I am essentially an amateur medecin, and this to me is almost a mania.
(Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin)

Amateur bureaucrats are often even worse than professional bureaucrats.
(John McCarthy)

My father was a stone mason, and a talented amateur pianist and vocalist.
(John E. Walker)

I was 20, I was an amateur from 14 but my first professional role was at 22.
(Richard Briers)

The amateur porn business makes $11 billion a year. They don't get bad reviews.
(Joe Pantoliano)

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.
(Avery Brundage)

Before the start of the '76 Olympics, I'd had 160 amateur fights. I won 155 and lost five.
(Sugar Ray Leonard)

That's what amateur skating is about, technical expertise, and it should always stay that way.
(Brian Boitano)

Even now I want to keep my amateur spirit, to spend my time, to be in the sport with all my heart.
(Sergei Bubka)

Like amateur coders, we programmed motion patterns.
(Forbes - Education, )

Russia goes easy on amateur white collar criminals.
(Forbes - Business, )

July 18 — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Bellis was one of three amateur players in the field.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

The movie is set during an amateur vocal competition.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

It has been open to amateur foreign runners since 2014.
(Daily Mail - News, )

They were captured by an amateur photographer in Alaska.
(Daily Mail - News, )

It was also observed by an amateur astronomer in Ireland.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Campbell was one of the success stories in amateur boxing.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Dennis McBride's first time capsule was an amateur affair.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

An amateur baker has made a life-sized Prince George cake.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Devin Allen, then an amateur photographer, was among them.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

A keen amateur sailor, Nina should have felt in her element.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

The incident occurred at an amateur fight in Columbus, Ohio.
(USA Today - Sports, )

But amateur cooks appear to be less keen on kitchen hygiene.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

An amateur astronomer took a picture of a nebula from Canada.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

The smaller games deliver better results for amateur players.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Correa was the No. 1 pick in baseball’s 2012 amateur draft.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Amateur photographer Olga Dmitrieva captured the playful snaps.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

The match took place on April 16 during an amateur competition.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Lara Clarke, an amateur baker from England, decided to find out.
(Jenn Harris in Los Angeles Times - Daily Dish, )

Wade was in all sorts of trouble against amateur Darren Webster.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The amateur champion was given an invite to play at the Masters.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The movie will be made of pictures taken by amateur astronomers.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Even amateur biologists are taking part in the CRISPR revolution.
(Tech Times - Science, )

The amateur photographer making his name photographing buildings.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

The system is being trialled in Dutch amateur leagues this season.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

He’s an amateur racing driver who made his money in advertising.
(The Independent - Football, )

Many savers are amateur landlords cashing in on a buy-to-let boom.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

In triathlon, the most zealous fans often are amateur participants.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Amateur Cameron Champ’s stellar U.S. Open start brings family joy.
(Golfweek in USA Today - Sports, )

Rory McIlroy was outplayed by an amateur at Augusta National Saturday.
(USA Today - Sports, )

But that’s the way this amateur sports league is set up," Hayes said.
(USA Today - Sports, )

A Virginia-based amateur group has succeeded in reviving a 'dead' probe.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

An amateur photographer captured the moments before the birds separated.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The amateur team's matches are watched by hundreds of thousands of fans.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

The amateur photographer set out to document the serene Afghanistan life.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

Richard Berry is as influential as any amateur astronomer in the country.
((Salem, Ore.) Statesman Journal in USA Today - National, )

The seal was snapped by keen amateur wildlife photographer Mark Reeve, 55.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Linda Kelsey is a self-confessed amateur when it comes to online shopping.
(Daily Mail - News, )

New 3-D-printing cafes tempt curious amateur creators in a casual setting.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

On May 31st 1930, on this very course, Bobby Jones won the British Amateur.
(CNN - World Sport, )

Bobby Jones was the last amateur to win the British Open, doing so in 1930.
(USA Today - Sports, )

The amateur fighter realized his opponent wouldn't end the fight, so he did.
(USA Today - Sports, )

He has had only four pro bouts and 45 amateur fights and look where he is at.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

King has spent millions in an effort to develop amateur boxers into champions.
(Los Angeles Times - Boxing, )

Amateur astronomers will get the chance to see the space rock as it passes by.
(Tech Times - Science, )

The yodeling of 3,400 amateur yodelers sounds exactly like you think it would.
(CNET News, )

The 'mouse' (ringed) was spotted by amateur astronomer Joe White from Bristol.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

The trainer, former amateur rider and now TV pundit bred a champion after all.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Afterward, an angry Conlan accused the amateur boxing federation of corruption.
(The New York Times - Sports, )

The amateur team hope to create a 3D model of the tusk to unearth more details.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

Malignaggi retired in March on the 19th anniversary of his first amateur match.
(USA TODAY Sports in USA Today - Sports, )

The video was created by amateur astronomer and YouTube user Yetipc1 in Alabama.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Melanie Nissen was an amateur photographer managing a bookstore in Palos Verdes.
(Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Hunt U.S. Open Cup gives amateur teams a chance to compete against professionals.
(AP in USA Today - Soccer, )

During tough economic times, an amateur team finds sponsorship from a local madam.
(The New York Times - World News, )

The images were taken while the amateur photographer was working in South Georgia.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Apparently, you can four-putt a green and still win the B.C. Amateur Championship.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

Don Hale discusses two years during a pivotal time of Mayweather's amateur career.
(USA Today - Sports, )

Amateur chefs share their worst cooking fails on social media in hilarious photos.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

He grew up there and played his entire amateur career there before getting drafted.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

The London ABA is arguably the greatest finishing school in British amateur boxing.
(The Independent - Sport, )

Amateur video shows a person firing a semi-automatic rifle on the street in Dallas.
(BBC News - World News, )

Amateur footage captures the blaze at a recycling centre in Milton, Stoke-on-Trent.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

The footage was captured by amateur photographer Mark Gildner, from North Carolina.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

The group of amateur rocket enthusiasts has carried out two launches before (shown).
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Here's a simple photo app that will help lift your pictures out of the amateur zone.
(Los Angeles Times - Religion, )

Video shows the rescue of an amateur sailor during a yacht race in the Pacific Ocean.
(CNN - World News, )

The autographed shoes are advertised as the last pair he wore in amateur competition.
(USA TODAY Sports in USA Today - NBA, )

Two British amateur astronomers sent an X-Wing model 118,000ft up into the atmosphere.
(The Hollywood Reporter - International, )

Sonders was originally only going if Orischak won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
(USA Today - Sports, )

Amateur and professional entomologists are experts at their own version of Pokémon Go.
(Science Daily - News, )

In a small kitchen, an amateur cook roots around in the cupboard for a package of ramen.
(Julia Rosen in Los Angeles Times - Science, )

Virginia-based amateur group successfully fired thrusters on 'dead' probe (illustrated).
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Other examples

See also examples for amateurs, Amateur Hour, Amateur Night, Amateur radio.

Don't miss the pronunciation examples of Amateur to learn how to say it correctly!

Share this page


Go to the thesaurus of Amateur to find many related words and phrases!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary