Examples of novice in a Sentence
Novices serve time as scullery serfs as they work toward the privilege of trailing a pastry chef … —Guy Trebay, New York Times, 4 Sept. 2002
For the novice, walking the course also means being scared senseless by all the possibilities to screw up. —Tim Keown, ESPN, 17 Sept. 2001
Yet it's obvious to him and everyone else who the novice is here, the book-learned tournament virgin. —James McManus, Harper's, December 2000
Much defter than one would have thought possible from the length of her fingernails, Toula had no fear of high fast notes; her flair, mounted between Andrea's perfectionist reserve and Alice's novice awkwardness, seemed all too displayed. —John Updike, The Afterlife, 1994
He's a novice in cooking.
a book for the novice chess player
Recent Examples of novice from the Web
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Is James really going to put his future in the hands of a novice?
Don Peppe novices need to know that certain items are not welcome on the premises, as listed on a sign on the front door: No Tank Tops, Hats, Strollers, Baby Carriages, Credit Cards.
Local Ambassadors was established to help novices plan their protests.
Ana Brnabic, 42, is a political novice who took the helm of Vucic’s Public Administration Ministry last year.
Gunter is a bright boy, but he can be distracted by things around him and his inquisitive nature might frustrate a novice owner.
For a fledgling party filled with political novices, even 250 seats would be an impressive achievement.
In The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, as told by Goethe and Walt Disney, a novice nearly drowns after an enchanted broom becomes too eager to take over his chore of hauling water.
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Did You Know?
Among the ancient Romans, a novice (novicius) was usually a newly imported slave, who had to be trained in his or her duties. Among Catholics and Buddhists, if you desire to become a priest, monk, or nun, you must serve as a novice for a period of time, often a year (called your novitiate), before being ordained or fully professing your vows. No matter what kind of novice you are—at computers, at writing, at politics, etc.—you've got a lot to learn.
NOVICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of novice for English Language Learners
: a person who has just started learning or doing something
: a new member of a religious group who is preparing to become a nun or a monk
NOVICE Defined for Kids
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