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Definition someone new to a field or activity
  • 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.
  • During the first month of apprenticeship, a young geisha is known as a "novice" and cannot perform dances or entertain on her own without her older sister, and in fact does little besides watching and learning.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • novice = someone new to a field or activity
  • 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
  • novice = someone new to a field or activity
  • An apprentice geisha is expected to walk a man to the toilet and back, but no one expects a novice to do it.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • "Oh, no, thank you, sir," I replied, "for I'm only a novice ...."
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Pumpkin was a full-fledged apprentice now; she'd been a novice six months earlier.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • "Really, I don't think there's anything more difficult than being a novice," Hatsumomo was saying.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Tell me, little novice .... what is your name?
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • The girl was only a novice!
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • What is your name, little novice?
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • And embarrass the poor novice who's just joined us?
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Well, this novice I mentioned ....
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Well, let's call this novice in the story 'Mayuri.'
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • It isn't what you'd call an exciting affair; and as a novice, my role was less exciting even than Mameha's.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • I'm a novice and beg your indulgence.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • I was to attend my first engagement as a novice geisha.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • I was the novice geisha Sayuri.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Why, it's a novice!
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha

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