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  • The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I am no novel-readeróI seldom look into novelsóDo not imagine that I often read novelsóIt is really very well for a novel.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I am no novel-readeróI seldom look into novelsóDo not imagine that I often read novelsóIt is really very well for a novel.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If the heroine of one novel be not patronized by the heroine of another, from whom can she expect protection and regard? I cannot approve of it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Let us leave it to the reviewers to abuse such effusions of fancy at their leisure, and over every new novel to talk in threadbare strains of the trash with which the press now groans.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Yes, novels; for I will not adopt that ungenerous and impolitic custom so common with novel-writers, of degrading by their contemptuous censure the very performances, to the number of which they are themselves addingójoining with their greatest enemies in bestowing the harshest epithets on such works, and scarcely ever permitting them to be read by their own heroine, who, if she accidentally take up a novel, is sure to turn over its insipid pages with disgust.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Yes, novels; for I will not adopt that ungenerous and impolitic custom so common with novel-writers, of degrading by their contemptuous censure the very performances, to the number of which they are themselves addingójoining with their greatest enemies in bestowing the harshest epithets on such works, and scarcely ever permitting them to be read by their own heroine, who, if she accidentally take up a novel, is sure to turn over its insipid pages with disgust.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is only a novel!" replies the young lady, while she lays down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame.  (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

  • ďA Novel Technique for Transforming the Theft of Mortal Human Cells into Praiseworthy Federal PolicyĒ
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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