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
The national security shakeup comes as the president is increasingly shedding advisers who once eased the Republican establishment's concerns about the foreign policy and political novice in the White House.
The national security shakeup comes as the president is increasingly shedding advisers who once eased the Republican establishment’s concerns about the foreign policy and political novice in the White House.
Both had spent a lot of time in alpine terrain but were novices in terms of doing big backcountry efforts on skis or boards.
Passengers often get knives to cut themselves free, Robb said, but doing so isn’t easy for a novice in dark, cold water.
Machines are a great place to begin for a novice in a new routine or with little weight lifting experience.
Their hunting prowess does not come preinstalled, so novices can make successful shots at speedy targets only after a prolonged training period.
The world of comedy is littered with tales like this — successful comics encouraging and mentoring novices.
De Sousa's novice acumen has left him exposed at times this season, but nobody has ever questioned his earnestness or effort, and on this night that was enough.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of novice
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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