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For we have assumed satiety in desire to have been a powerful factor in the innovatory struggle we have witnessed.

But I might as well have aspired to sing them up in heaven, so utterly would they have been spurned as innovatory.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "introduce as new," from Latin innovatus, past participle of innovare "to renew, restore; to change," from in- "into" (see in- (2)) + novus "new" (see new). Meaning "make changes in something established" is from 1590s. Related: Innovated; innovating.

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