Part of speech: noun

A novice.

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Usage examples "neophyte":

  1. " Pardon me for suggesting," he exclaimed, " that the conditional terms in which our host was careful to present his hypotheses are better suited to the instruction of the neophyte than our learned friend's positive assertions. - "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.
  2. The neophyte in charge was always in the attitude of a surprised hen, extending her great apron to its utmost area as a screen to hide these wonderful preparations. - "Marm Lisa", Kate Douglas Wiggin.
  3. Initiation into the Lesser Mysteries only permitted the neophyte to go as far as the outer vestibule of the temple. - "The Eleusinian Mysteries and Rites", Dudley Wright.