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novel
used in Sister Carrie

8 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
a novel situation
Definition
new and original — typically something considered good
  • At the shoe factory she put in a long day, scarcely so wearisome as the preceding, but considerably less novel.
    Chapter 6 (27% in)
  • To Carrie, the sound of the little bells upon the horses-cars, as it was novel.
    Chapter 2 (5% in)
  • The following morning the train pulled safely into Montreal and they stepped down, Hurstwood glad to be out of danger, Carrie wondering at the novel atmosphere of the northern city.
    Chapter 29 (6% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • Amid all the maze, uproar, and novelty she felt cold reality taking her by the hand.
    Chapter 1 (96% in)
  • Carrie did not exactly fancy the suggestion, but the novelty of the situation, the presence of strangers, all more or less nervous, and the desire to do anything rather than make a failure, made her timid.
    Chapter 17 (42% in)
  • He managed to run up and take dinner with her between six and seven, and to remain home until nine o'clock in the morning, but the novelty of this waned after a time, and he began to feel the drag of his duties.
    Chapter 30 (68% in)
  • It dwelt in her mind and occupied her consciousness during many long afternoons in which her rocking chair and her latest novel contributed the only pleasures of her state.
    Chapter 32 (2% in)
  • The novelty and danger of the situation modified in a way his disgust and distress at being compelled to be here, but not enough to prevent him from feeling grim and sour.
    Chapter 41 (75% in)

There are no more uses of "novel" in Sister Carrie.

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