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
Knowlton picks three novices, including Teddy Roosevelt, to illustrate the industry’s boom and bust; for all the eager forecasting, the era of the cowboys lasted less than two decades.
Not every contestant on America’s Got Talent is a novice, struggling for a moment in the spotlight.
The House race attracted a pair of Democratic novices, Harley Rouda, an attorney working for his family’s real estate business, and Hans Keirstead, a medical researcher who runs a biomedical firm.
Italy's president accepted a political novice -- a populist coalition's candidate -- as prime minister on Wednesday in a bid to forge a functioning government and end the nation's weekslong political deadlock.
The novices, observing custody of the eyes, pretended not to see him.
Riders can choose from four different treks, from five miles for novices, and going out as far as twenty miles.
By coming to this team as a thoughtful novice, Mr. Kerr wasn’t burdened by his own reputation and didn’t feel entitled to command.
An introductory physical education program is available as well as novice, intermediate and advanced competitive team levels.
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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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