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novel

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Definition new and original — typically something considered good

More commonly, novel is used as a noun to refer to work of fiction that is published as a book.
  • We're looking for novel marketing ideas.
novel = new and original
  • It is a novel idea and just might work.
  • novel = new and original
  • The computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem.
  • novel = new and original
  • The idea that she had a separate existence outside our household was a novel one, to say nothing of her having command of two languages.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • novel = new
  • She both fits in perfectly yet remains slightly novel.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • novel = new and original
  • But enough of that for the present; let us go and see Master Pedro's show, for I am sure there must be something novel in it.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • novel = pleasantly new and original
  • If you think about the world of a preschooler, they are surrounded by stuff they don't understand — things that are novel.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • novel = new and original
  • He remembered every detail of the previous day and he knew that a perfectly novel experience had befallen him, that he had received an impression unlike anything he had known before.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • novel = pleasantly new and original
  • He relished the role and concocted novel, grueling training regimens that his teammates still remember well.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • novel = new (not previously seen)
  • Not because he wanted to be forgiven for missing the meal—that didn't interest him at all, he might have rather enjoyed the punishment if it was done in some novel and unknown way.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • novel = new and original
  • Pierre was greatly surprised by his wife's view, to him a perfectly novel one, that every moment of his life belonged to her and to the family.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • novel = new and original
  • The whole thing was so novel and surprising that the General was completely overcome with happiness.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • novel = pleasantly new and original
  • The night in prison was novel and interesting enough.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • novel = new and original
  • Such meditation was a new thing for him, novel, sweet in a melancholy sort of way,
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • novel = pleasantly new and original
  • He decided to offer Lorenzo a novel solution: "Next time somebody wants to fight you, pretend you're having a seizure."
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Of course, there's nothing novel in that.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • novel = new and original
  • He wanted to find a "novel" item, something that people would wear that was not being sold in the stores.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • novel = pleasantly new and original
  • In after years such things became commonplace enough, but then they were in no slight degree novel and startling.
    Frank R. Stockton  --  The Lady, or the Tiger?
  • novel = pleasantly new and original
  • ...the enemy is crafty and cunning and full of novel treacheries and stratagems.
    Winston Churchill  --  Their Finest Hour
  • novel = new and original
  • Bathsheba's adventurous spirit was beginning to find some grains of relish in these highly novel proceedings.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
novel = pleasantly new and original

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