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outside interest

noun

a hobby or pursuit not connected with one's work

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  • Only, all these people are greatly preoccupied: each has his outside interest that fills all his time.

    The Simple Life Charles Wagner
  • A board which aims only to do this is careful not to introduce any one who represents an outside interest.

  • Nor did her lessons suffer because of this outside interest.

  • It was necessary that he give up every outside interest that might distract his attention from the greater task.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • She was like that now—practical, driving, sparing neither herself nor others—apparently without sentiment or any outside interest.

    The Fighting Shepherdess
     
    Caroline Lockhart

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