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Never before had neophyte lived so entirely for the happiness of others.

The neophyte receives the falling drops on his head, clothes and body.

We welcome you, the neophyte, who has joined us in our pilgrimage.

Let the neophyte try his luck, however, and prices will rise wonderfully.

Yet, the neophyte, if he strolls by chance into a sale-room, will be surprised at the spectacle.

No neophyte must have, at his initiation, one affection or desire that chains him to the world.

The neophyte's expressions on the occasion are not wholly edifying.

For one other thing, also, the Neophyte in Literature had better be prepared.

The mood was destined to pass, but for a while the neophyte was spell-bound.

Any small chance word may carry a sting for the neophyte in penitence.

WORD ORIGIN

"new convert," 1550s, from Ecclesiastical Latin neophytus, from Greek neophytos "a new convert," noun use of adjective meaning "newly initiated, newly converted," literally "newly planted," from neos "new" (see new) + phytos "grown; planted," verbal adjective of phyein "cause to grow, beget, plant" (see physic). Church sense is from I Tim. iii:6. Rare before 19c. General sense of "one who is new to any subject" is first recorded 1590s.

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