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  • The novice receiver did not know all of his routes yet.
  • Even a novice investor will be successful if they keep costs low, diversify widely, and exercise patience.
  • The beginner played in a novice basketball league at the downtown YMCA.
  • On the street or even on foot in the arena, he might look like a novice, but once in the saddle his skill and experience couldn’t be hidden.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die

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  • One of them looked like Mr. Burns from The Simpsons, all watery blue eyes, bad posture, and Adam’s apple, and she seemed irritated by her situation; the other was like a young novice in a convent, with shorn hair and a perpetually surprised expression; then there was Alice, about five feet tall with the thickest Coke-bottle glasses I had seen in a long time.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Kook: A novice surfer who gets in the way
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • Finally I was passed as a novice knife-wielder, and allowed to sit down to dinner, amid general congratulations—with one exception.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • A good size for a young girl, and the steady look in her eyes boded well for a novice on the jump course.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • My song, the hovercraft, were too unfamiliar for this novice to pick up, but it has mastered her handful of notes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Do you think you have to do with galley-slaves, or novices in the world?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • It’s the sort of thing a novice would do.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Thousands of Canadian boys begin to play the sport at the "novice" level, before they are even in kindergarten.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • On a night like this I saw him come upon two novice campers who had died after eating the mushrooms’ poisonous look-alikes.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The "man of great merit," who was still a novice in court circles, wishing to flatter Anna Pavlovna by defending her former position on this question, observed: "It is said that the Emperor was reluctant to give Kutuzov those powers.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I feel like a novice lumbering through a bog in a midst, jumping from one tussock to another in the mere blind effort to move on without knowing where I am going.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • This novice of an infantry had dash.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I was delivered to this mission deep in the jungle, where, amidst the careful neutrality of the sisters, a rumpled novice named Soeur Liselin might pass a few months unnoticed.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She set out to learn with the devotion, the discipline, the drive of a military cadet or a religious novice.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • These novices had never smoked anything before but cigars made of grape-vine, and they "bit" the tongue, and were not considered manly anyway.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Then Govinda broke loose, embraced once again his childhood friend and left with the novices.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • She was a novice at fooling around, but Matt had coaxed her further and further each time they were alone.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • There she got to talking with a young man, a Korean Catholic novice who was tending a group of Sunday-school children.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • It is always the novice who exaggerates.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Mounting to it by two broad steps, and looking through, I thought I caught a glimpse of a fairy place, so bright to my novice-eyes appeared the view beyond.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • 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.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • On the other hand, I realized for the first time just how much courage she must’ve had to stand up to a goddess while protecting two complete novices.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • To a novice, that incident would have gone by in a blur.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • She had to give her rogue soldiers credit: They might not have been the most imaginative, they might have been novices in Black Imagination, but every single one of them had learned well how to kill.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • "Not a first attempt, I take it?" observing that the pages were numbered, covered only on one side, and not tied up with a ribbon—sure sign of a novice.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • These techniques are so potent and dangerous, they were never shared with novice Riders such as yourself, but circumstances demand that I divulge them and trust that you won’t abuse them.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • O! you are novices: ’tis a world to see, How tame, when men and women are alone, A meacock wretch can make the curstest shrew.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Pretty, mysterious, initiated in almost all the secrets of the court, which reflected such a charming gravity over her pleasing features, it might be surmised that she was not wholly unmoved; and this is an irresistible charm to novices in love.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • If there were only ethereal where would you all be, postulants and novices?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I, who stood by and heard all, saw immediately that one of them was a crafty old sophister, and the other a mere novice.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • They moved slowly, laughed slowly, but flicked the ashes from their cigarettes too quickly, too often, and exposed themselves, to those who were interested, as novices to the habit.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • In the sunset the Emperor Maximilian knelt in prayer above his bronze mourners; a quartet of Jesuit novices paced and read in the university garden.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The head clerk looked at him with a condescending smile of compassion, and at the same time with a certain triumph, as at a novice under fire for the first time—as though he would say: "Well, how do you feel now?"
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • She walked in the castle garden with her companions, dressed in the white clothes of a novice, and there was a clumsy action in her walk.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • An armed novice cannot mount his horse without help and plenty of it.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Those who came down it did so carefully, treading their way like novice ice-skaters—the only light was whatever passed through the windows of offices and from there through the translucent glass panels of doors.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Feeling like the novice sous chef taking orders from Daniel Boulud, Langdon did as he was told, removing the pyramid from his bag and placing the gold capstone on top of it.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Remember the dwarf king Kaga, who was killed by a novice swordsman-swordsdwarf?-when he tripped on a rock.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • He would not have done it with an older, wiser woman, but in Carrie he saw only the novice.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • It occurred to him that he had not been dubbed a knight, and that according to the law of chivalry he neither could nor ought to bear arms against any knight; and that even if he had been, still he ought, as a novice knight, to wear white armour, without a device upon the shield until by his prowess he had earned one.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The crowds of novices being escorted to the top for a fee, huffed Sir Edmund, were engendering disrespect for the mountain.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • To heighten her natural attraction had hitherto been the unvarying endeavour of her adult life, and one in which she was no novice.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • That he was but a novice at dairy work she had realized in a moment, from the time he had spent upon the milking of one cow.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • It may be pointed out, of course, that as far as long-distance motoring is concerned, I am something of a novice, and such simple oversights are only to be expected.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • She appeared one morning at nine o’clock in the company of a novice, and for half an hour the two of them had to amuse themselves with the birdcages while Fermina Daza finished her bath.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
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