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Sentences with the adjective Amateur

2 examples:

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

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

20 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, )

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

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, )

Kevin Carrigan will play in his second straight RBC Canadian Open next week and the Victoria amateur is hoping he will be a little calmer this time around.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Denver city officials are moving to ban the amateur use of a risky hash oil extraction process that has resulted this year in dozens of home explosions statewide.
(The Denver Post - News, )


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)

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

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

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, )

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

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, )

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, )

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, )

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

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, )

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

Rory McIlroy was outplayed by an amateur at Augusta National Saturday.
(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 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, )

Paul Weller asked amateur photographer Derek D'Souza to do a photo shoot...
(Telegraph Staff in The Telegraph - Culture, )

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

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

A Nova Scotia MP praised a popular amateur weather forecaster from Cape Breton Thursday.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

Troy Merritt felt the fear Saturday he experienced during his successful amateur career.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

He was a controversial conservative speaker, an amateur artist and a loving father of two.
(The Independent - People, )

Amateur footage has emerged purporting to show the moment a Ukrainian bridge was blown-up.
(BBC News - World News, )

The NCAA's entire concept of the amateur college athlete may be at stake in the courtroom.
(CNBC, )

The largest annual amateur motocross event in the world will get a little bigger this year.
(USA Today - Motor Sports, )

Lives of mom, fire captain and two amateur photographers were rocked after disaster, photo.
(USA Today - National, )

Your chance to enter the UK's biggest and best competition for amateur travel photographers.
(The Independent - Travel, )

Holding your phone the “wrong way” provokes both professional and amateur photographers.
(The New York Times - Technology, )

Amateur video from Australia shows a crocodile leaping at a tourist as he swims in Australia.
(Telegraph Staff in The Telegraph - Travel, )

The unsolved murder of more than five prostitutes in London still fascinates amateur sleuths.
(ZDNet US, )

Amateur video has emerged in the US of two waterspouts forming over Lake Michigan, Wisconsin.
(BBC News - World News, )

Back in 2009, Nick Taylor was the number-one ranked amateur golfer in the world for 20 weeks.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

Comet Lovejoy will be visible to amateur astronomers all over the United States this weekend.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Scotland may have a new, ancient celebrity to call its own, according to an amateur historian.
(USA Today - World, )

PlateCulture unites amateur chefs in Asia with enthusiastic foodies seeking home-cooked meals.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Australian Oliver Goss has officially clinched the Silver Cup at the US Masters as low amateur.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Amateur collector Brian Shawcross has discovered fossils of Scotland's first known ichthyosaur.
(UPI - Science News, )

Amateur video captures the rare occurrence of a tornado approaching a town in northern Germany.
(NBC Weather, )

How Londoner Jamal Edwards went from teenage amateur film-maker to 23-year-old multimillionaire.
(BBC News - Business, )

Surrey’s Adam Svensson has advanced to match play at the U.S. Amateur Championship in Atlanta.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

As the NBC News anchor learned, even amateur sleuths can expose untruths and spread the outrage.
(The New York Times - Technology, )

Amateur astronomers have begun studying the images of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons probe.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Leading Irish amateur rider J T McNamara was airlifted to a Bristol hospital, in an induced coma.
(Marcus Armytage in The Telegraph - Sport, )

Amjad Bashir describes Ukip as "pretty amateur" as he talks about his decision to switch parties.
(Amjad Bashir in The Telegraph - Politics, )

Irish amateur Paul Dunne says he is enjoying challenging for the Open Championship at St Andrews.
(BBC Sport, )

Former Lisburn Distillery goalkeeper Billy Brennan joins Portadown on a one-year amateur contract.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

In the real world of amateur competition, though, it seems that matters are a bit more cut-throat.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Amateur Oliver Goss will collect the Silver Cup as low amateur after making the cut at the Masters.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

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