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  • n. Plural form of noninitiate.

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Examples

  • Similarly, Coleman's third album, The Shape of Jazz to Come (Atlantic Records 1317), released in 1959 when Coleman was in the process of moving east, also has a picture of Coleman on its front cover, again cradling what can only be an alto saxophone (which is, for noninitiates, at least fifty percent larger than a soprano).

    That Sax

  • The first cannot be recited except within the cult and with the exclusion of noninitiates, while the “false stories” are recited any time and can be heard by everyone.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • His reaction was that of noninitiates watching a hunt.

    Maigret's Dead Man

  • Tour (that's the Energy Never Dies for noninitiates), raising heart

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  • Later this month, when Sehgal's one-man show takes over the Guggenheim Museum's rotunda for a six-week run, thousands of noninitiates, many no doubt having come to see the Frank Lloyd Wright building without any advance notification of what art exhibitions are on, will be able to decide for themselves.

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  • 217 To noninitiates and to superficial observers the working-class members of the socialist parties seem always to be petty bourgeois.

    Political Parties; a Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy

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