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 resulting act impresses circus novices and seasoned professionals alike, a masterpiece of circus craft steeped in techniques that have wowed audiences for decades.
Reciting Shakespeare is tough enough for novices, without adding fight scenes with real broadswords.
But making the experience more exciting for both budding botanists and gardening novices alike are the rides and attractions.
Novices can compete with very little training or instruction, and participants can do exercises to prepare for it, Brown said, adding that some teammates are meeting for the first time on race day.
That incident, observers have noted, underscores the cracks in city government that have pestered Fairhope since November when Karin Wilson, a political novice and independent bookstore owner, was sworn in as the new mayor.
That support wasn’t restricted to us novices either.
Along with Jim and Nick, there was one other set of gaming novices on the EPZ grounds, a Midwestern duo named Brent and Melissa who were running a casino using GamingTech/Chartwell software.
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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
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin novicius, from Latin, newly imported, from novus — more at new
First Known Use: 14th century
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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