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novel
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Jane Eyre
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  • For the rest, whether trite or novel, it is short.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In the course of the afternoon and evening these hints were enlarged on: various soft conversations were reported, and sentimental scenes represented; and, in short, a volume of a novel of fashionable life was that day improvised by her for my benefit.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I was an intellectual epicure, and wished to prolong the gratification of making this novel and piquant acquaintance: besides, I was for a while troubled with a haunting fear that if I handled the flower freely its bloom would fade — the sweet charm of freshness would leave it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Blanche Ingram, after having repelled, by supercilious taciturnity, some efforts of Mrs. Dent and Mrs. Eshton to draw her into conversation, had first murmured over some sentimental tunes and airs on the piano, and then, having fetched a novel from the library, had flung herself in haughty listlessness on a sofa, and prepared to beguile, by the spell of fiction, the tedious hours of absence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was a wet and windy afternoon: Georgiana had fallen asleep on the sofa over the perusal of a novel; Eliza was gone to attend a saint's-day service at the new church — for in matters of religion she was a rigid formalist: no weather ever prevented the punctual discharge of what she considered her devotional duties; fair or foul, she went to church thrice every Sunday, and as often on week-days as there were prayers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • CHAPTER XI A new chapter in a novel is something like a new scene in a play; and when I draw up the curtain this time, reader, you must fancy you see a room in the George Inn at Millcote, with such large figured papering on the walls as inn rooms have; such a carpet, such furniture, such ornaments on the mantelpiece, such prints, including a portrait of George the Third, and another of the Prince of Wales, and a representation of the death of Wolfe.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • We`re looking for novel advertising ideas.

  • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

  • She both fits in perfectly yet remains slightly novel.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake

  • My dad taught this to us by example, but he also looked for novel ways to teach it to others.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture

  • “A Novel Technique for Transforming the Theft of Mortal Human Cells into Praiseworthy Federal Policy”
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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