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novel
used in Atonement

7 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a novel situation
Definition
new and original — typically something considered good
  • The scene was novel, the spectators were an unusual element, but the dilemma was familiar enough: how to keep the peace and not humiliate her mother.
    Part 1 (55% in)

There are no more uses of "novel" flagged with this meaning in Atonement.

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  • I've been thinking about my last novel, the one that should have been my first.
    Part 3 (97% in)
  • The underwater lights, installed that spring, were still a novelty.
    Part 1 (84% in)
  • Freedom was still a novelty.
    Part 2 (17% in)
  • Now he was used to such things, a roadside commonplace, but back then, before the coarsening and general numbness, when it was a novelty and when everything was new, he felt it sharply.
    Part 2 (96% in)
  • Throughout the day, up and down the ward, along the corridors, Briony felt her familiar guilt pursue her with a novel vibrancy.
    Part 3 (17% in)
  • The evasions of her little novel were exactly those of her life.
    Part 3 (52% in)

There are no more uses of "novel" in Atonement.

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