Looking at the roots of larp makes the hobby easier to take seriously and divorces the desire from childishness.
"I don't really have time for a job," she said, describing her work for Spinner as more of a hobby.
But at the end of the day, he seemed to side with Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Roberts—and with hobby Lobby.
I started a little consulting firm to pay the bills and spent the rest of my time at various cafés, working on my “hobby.”
More to the point, hobby Lobby and “Turn the Gays Away” laws are things Americans can do something about.
Persons can retain a hobby or an illusion for a time or for all time.
But her interest in his hobby for once failed to awaken his enthusiasm.
No, the debt could not be paid this way; she had no right to do it; it was her own fancy, her hobby, perhaps.
Is it to be a commercial union, this hobby of your minister here?
There are those who deny with enthusiasm the existence of a God and are happy in a hobby which they call the Mistakes of Moses.
late 13c., hobyn, "small horse, pony," later "mock horse used in the morris dance," and c.1550 "child's toy riding horse," which led to hobby-horse in a transferred sense of "favorite pastime or avocation," first recorded 1670s, shortened to hobby by 1816. The connecting notion being "activity that doesn't go anywhere." Probably originally a proper name for a horse (cf. dobbin), a diminutive of Robert or Robin. The original hobbyhorse was a "Tourney Horse," a wooden or basketwork frame worn around the waist and held on with shoulder straps, with a fake tail and horse head attached, so the wearer appears to be riding a horse. These were part of church and civic celebrations at Midsummer and New Year's throughout England.