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  • n. Plural form of novelty.


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  • In a world where libertarians are utterly doomed on the political front and turned loose with glee instead on the culture, the flattening out of local, particular political power — the inevitable result of sovereign individuality — drives prideful, envious democratic souls to the rational recognition that therapeutically throwing themselves, and one another, into the headlong pursuit of trivial novelties is the only way to enjoy life under the advanced logic of equality and social freedom (without opting for the unpopular hermit route).

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  • Really, the problem with Bar Mitzvah sunglasses is that they're big and clunky novelties, which is something they share in common with the Blockhead stem I mentioned yesterday.

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  • The novelties were a Polygonatum, Camellia, and Quercus lamellata.

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  • Perhaps the most effective of their novelties was the effort of Descartes to explain the system of the world by matter and motion only, thus quietly setting aside all causes and metaphysical entities which had hitherto been invoked.

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  • Among the novelties was a gourd shaped like a hipbone and a potato fashioned into a flamingo.

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  • One of the novelties is the frequent recourse to "lectio continua" (which the Cardinal) objects … can work well in the monasteries, but not for the ordinary faithful, to whom the Church has always preferred to offer more simple and understandable texts,

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  • One of the novelties is the Jawbreaker Ball Gag, an edible candy ball that "offers an erotic alternative to the traditional rubber ball for the mouth".

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  • The new findings, which occasionally contradict the old givens, are published in various languages, with the result that merely updating the novelties is a major challenge.

    California Literary Review

  • I have handled maybe a half dozen such destroyed revolvers and auto loaders through hunter safety and "novelties" at a gun shop and have yet to hear a story other than, "Luckily, no one lost their hand or eye ..." etc.

    An Expert Gunsmith on Over-Pressure Rounds and Exploding Handguns

  • We don't have space to quote all of Pamela's advice, but her suggestion that these "novelties" ... "may seem more appealing once fully discussed" provoked more than 300 comments at guardian.

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