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tyro

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Definition someone new to a field or activity
  • grown far beyond the shaky tyro she seemed just a season ago
  • comes off as too much the tyro to be a President
  • Looking back, I am confident that the only one there who guessed I was a tyro at bar-drinking was Johnny Heinhold.
    Jack London  --  John Barleycorn
  • Then Gladys, the new pantry maid, began to sing: Yo tiro la cuchara, Yo tiw el tenedor Yo tiro to'lo'plato' Yme voypa' Nueva Yof.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • He went on, giving slow, full value to each word: "We called you an incompetent fool, a tyro, a charlatan, a swindler, an egomaniac..."
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He did a job that would have made a Comanche brave look like a tyro with a scalping knife.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • Rhambos and Tyros and Nornus and Iral and many more.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • The veteran Marine in the group, helping the tyro.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • We're on Granny Thela's cattle post outside Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra's Wars
  • A tiro nin, Fanuilos!
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Those of his successors in each branch of natural philosophy with whom I was acquainted appeared even to my boy's apprehensions as tyros engaged in the same pursuit.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Pipes seem very odd when you first hear them, and a tyro practicing can set your teeth on edge — it sounds and looks as if he had a cat under his arm, its tail in his mouth, and biting it.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • As she slowly drew nigh, from my lofty perch at the fore-mast-head, I had a good view of that sight so remarkable to a tyro in the far ocean fisheries—a whaler at sea, and long absent from home.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She may rely too long on Athena's gifts- talent in handicraft and a clever mind; so cunning-history cannot show the like among the ringleted ladies of Akhaia, Mykene with her coronet, Alkmene, Tyro.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Jopp was far less of a tyro; he lifted one of the seals with his penknife, peeped in at the end thus opened, saw that the bundle consisted of letters; and, having satisfied himself thus far, sealed up the end again by simply softening the wax with the candle, and went off with the parcel as requested.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • "There's a young man got off the truck from Tiro," she says, eyebrows arching off her forehead.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra's Wars
  • "They're for Granny and everybody up in Tiro," Soly volunteers.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra's Wars
  • I remember back to before Tiro, way back to the night she showed up at our door, raped, her head swollen, the cuts and stitching fresh with pain.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra's Wars
  • We submit to arrest, Captain Tyros.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • The sun's hot by the time we near Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra's Wars

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