[ US /ˈnɑvəɫ/ ]
[ UK /nˈɒvə‍l/ ]
  1. pleasantly new or different
    common sense of a most refreshing sort
  2. original and of a kind not seen before
    the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem
  1. a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction
    he burned all the novels
    his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels
  2. an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
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How To Use novel In A Sentence

  • It has half a bad novel inside it so I've never quite brought myself to throw it out.
  • Arguing that FDR provoked the attack was Gore Vidal, novelist, provocateur, T. V. icon, and one of the greatest English-language essayists alive.
  • It likewise furthered the career of Mary Shelley as "The Author of Frankenstein," the rubric under which she continued her anonymous publication with a second novel immersed in medieval Italian history, Valperga: or, The Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca (1823). Biography
  • Burke's execution was witnessed by the novelist Sir Walter Scott, who sympathized with the general opinion that both men's wives had served as accomplices, and that the anatomists had been accessories to the murders.
  • What is at stake in this novelty could scarcely be greater.
  • Guardian International correspondent Jonathan Steele called Bush's and Blair's denial of the horrors attending the Iraq civil war "Panglossian" - referring to the ever optimistic Dr. Pangloss of Voltaire's novel Candide who, at every disaster, proclaims that ours is the best of all possible worlds. Surge to Purge: The 80% Solution in Iraq
  • Or if the work to be critiqued is a novel -- then you need to set the critique date somewhere down the line, to give people a month or two to read it. Archive 2008-11-01
  • At the end of the novel she marries the stockjobber, a leading promoter of the American railway scheme.
  • In his novel, he separated the peninsula from the continent, thus permitting the cultural meeting of the peninsular peoples with those from the other side of the Atlantic.
  • It is best for 5 or 4 players, and features a novel and ingenious method of bidding to choose the trumps and partnerships.
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