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novel
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
new and original — typically something considered good
  • Some of the briefer articles, which contribute to make up the volume, have likewise been written since my involuntary withdrawal from the toils and honours of public life, and the remainder are gleaned from annuals and magazines, of such antique date, that they have gone round the circle, and come back to novelty again.
    Introductory (97% in)
novelty = quality of being new
  • Thus Roger Chillingworth scrutinised his patient carefully, both as he saw him in his ordinary life, keeping an accustomed pathway in the range of thoughts familiar to him, and as he appeared when thrown amidst other moral scenery, the novelty of which might call out something new to the surface of his character.
    Chapter 9 — The Leech (57% in)
novelty = newness (in perspective)
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