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Nor was he ever diverted from his predilections by mere fashion or novelty.

The novelty of the experience had made her eyes shine like stars.

There is nothing of novelty to them in this tacitly shared sense of gloom.

As the novelty wore off, people began to doubt and reason about it.

Some other novelty will spring up one day, and you will be released.

The novelty of the whole scene appeared for an instant to engross her attention.

Broadstairs was a new place, and to Roland novelty of any kind had a charm.

Ugh, ugh, ugh,—what a sad rage for novelty there is in this foolish world!

Even the novelty of flying the newest rocket-ship in the service had worn off.

If Ellis was a novelty to the woman, she was equally so to him.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "quality of being new," also "a new manner or fashion, an innovation; something new or unusual," from Old French noveleté "newness, innovation, change; news, new fashion" (Modern French nouveauté), from novel "new" (see novel (adj.)). Meaning "newness" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "useless but amusing object" is attested from 1901 (e.g. novelty shop, 1973).

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