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novel
used in Middlemarch

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1  —1 use as in:
a novel situation
Definition
new and original — typically something considered good
  • He pronounced the last truly admirable word with the accent on the last syllable, not as unaware of vulgar usage, but feeling that this novel delivery enhanced the sonorous beauty which his reading had given to the whole.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (92% in)
novel = pleasantly new and original
There are no more uses of "novel" flagged with this meaning in Middlemarch.

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  • Its novelty made it the more irritating.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (52% in)
  • He had quitted the party early, and would have thought it altogether tedious but for the novelty of certain introductions, especially the introduction to Miss Brooke, whose youthful bloom, with her approaching marriage to that faded scholar, and her interest in matters socially useful, gave her the piquancy of an unusual combination.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (76% in)
  • Settlers, too, came from distant counties, some with an alarming novelty of skill, others with an offensive advantage in cunning.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (78% in)
  • It would at least be a novelty to disturb them.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (20% in)
  • He walked out of the yard as quickly as he could, in some amazement at the novelty of his situation.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (71% in)
  • But to-day, while she was bending over him, he said, "You are very good, Harriet," in a tone which had something new in it to her ear; she did not know exactly what the novelty was, but her woman's solicitude shaped itself into a darting thought that he might be going to have an illness.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (76% in)
  • Mr. Farebrother played a rubber to satisfy his mother, who regarded her occasional whist as a protest against scandal and novelty of opinion, in which light even a revoke had its dignity.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (6% in)
  • She had no sense of chill resolute repulsion, of reticent self-justification such as she had known under Lydgate's most stormy displeasure: all her sensibility was turned into a bewildering novelty of pain; she felt a new terrified recoil under a lash never experienced before.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (48% in)

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