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 Meanings and Examples of NOVICE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
novice
 n.  beginner; person new to a field or activity
Classic Sentence:
1  This novice of an infantry had dash.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—THE QUID OBSCURUM OF BATTLES
2  One is a postulant for two years at least, often for four; a novice for four.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—AUSTERITIES
3  On the day when a novice makes her profession, she is dressed in her handsomest attire, she is crowned with white roses, her hair is brushed until it shines, and curled.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—AUSTERITIES
4  The superior of the convent of Bethune will place in the hands of the person who shall present this note to her the novice who entered the convent upon my recommendation and under my patronage.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 60 IN FRANCE
5  It is true that the habit of a novice, which the young woman wore, was not very advantageous in a contest of this kind.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 61 THE CARMELITE CONVENT AT BETHUNE
6  The novice, seeing Milady in bed, was about to follow the example of the superior; but Milady stopped her.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 61 THE CARMELITE CONVENT AT BETHUNE
7  "At least I hope so," said the novice, with an expression of joy which she made no effort to disguise.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 61 THE CARMELITE CONVENT AT BETHUNE
8  Hear me," said the novice; "we must trust in heaven.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 61 THE CARMELITE CONVENT AT BETHUNE
9  I feel like a novice lumbering through a bog in a mist, jumping from one tussock to another in the mere blind effort to move on without knowing where I am going.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
10  As Mr. Holohan was a novice in such delicate matters as the wording of bills and the disposing of items for a programme, Mrs. Kearney helped him.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A MOTHER
11  It gave me no manner of concern that Steerforth should find me a novice in these sciences, but I never could bear to show my want of skill before the respectable Littimer.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
12  The novices wear the same habit, but all in white.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—THE OBEDIENCE OF MARTIN VERGA
13  Only the novices were permitted to lend.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—AUSTERITIES
14  In the main arm were the cells of the mothers, the sisters, and the novices.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII—POST CORDA LAPIDES
15  These novices had never smoked anything before but cigars made of grapevine, and they "bit" the tongue, and were not considered manly anyway.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence:
1  I've never driven a car before - I'm a complete novice.
2  The on-screen manual shows the novice user the basics of the program.
3  I'm still a novice at the sport.
4  To do this appears so abrupt that the novice is apt to make a further effort to finish up the subject.
5  Equivocal tokens shown by a gentleman of family and a man of the world to a dependent and a novice.