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novice
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
someone new to a field or activity
  • I am awfully fond of such professions de foi from such—novices.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (25% in)
  • Yet I must give some preliminary account of him, if only to explain one queer fact, which is that I have to introduce my hero to the reader wearing the cassock of a novice.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (42% in)
  • Not long after visiting his mother's grave Alyosha suddenly announced that he wanted to enter the monastery, and that the monks were willing to receive him as a novice.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (64% in)
  • The story is told, for instance, that in the early days of Christianity one such novice, failing to fulfill some command laid upon him by his elder, left his monastery in Syria and went to Egypt.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (81% in)
  • Alyosha wondered, too, whether there was not some contempt on the part of the learned atheist for him—a foolish novice.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (94% in)
  • Father Zossima was accompanied by a novice, and by Alyosha.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (8% in)
  • The divinity student, the novice, and Alyosha remained standing.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (9% in)
  • Alyosha and the novice flew to escort him down the steps.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (20% in)
  • In the cell he found the novice Porfiry and Father Paissy, who came every hour to inquire after Father Zossima.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (95% in)
  • There was no one else in the cell but Father Paissy, Father Iosif, and the novice Porfiry.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (16% in)
  • Of course I am just such a little boy as you are, only not a novice.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (29% in)
  • Do you understand that, friend and brother, you pious and humble novice?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (41% in)
  • Let me tell you, novice, that the absurd is only too necessary on earth.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (43% in)
  • The whole party were in the bedroom which, as we mentioned before, was very small, so that there was scarcely room for the four of them (in addition to Porfiry, the novice, who stood) to sit round Father Zossima on chairs brought from the sitting-room.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (2% in)
  • Do you hear this, Porfiry?" he turned to the novice who waited on him.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (7% in)
  • There was no one in the cell but Father Paissy, reading the Gospel in solitude over the coffin, and the young novice Porfiry, who, exhausted by the previous night's conversation and the disturbing incidents of the day, was sleeping the deep sound sleep of youth on the floor of the other room.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (89% in)

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