Antonyms for novices

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"It would, perchance, be best that the novices be not admitted," suggested the master.

Excuse me for insinuating by this expression, that there may yet be amongst you some novices.

They, I know right well, when matched with us, will prove but novices in war.

They were superbly muscular and used to the dragging efforts of novices.

She is Mistress of the Novices, and seldom comes where I am.

Two novices who are anxious to be introduced to the mystic order?

“There are in some of the cells; but such are not allowed to novices,” was the answer.

“Harvest is an inappreciable quantity, especially to novices,” he said.

Perhaps it is just as well, for we are novices at nurturing even yet!

She has some knowledge of scripture, she says, but barely enough to instruct the novices.