Origin of beginner
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Examples from the Web for beginner
“We might have to wait and do further lessons after the election,” Pell says lightheartedly, himself a beginner.Figure Skater Michelle Kwan Chases Gold in Rhode Island’s Gubernatorial Race
April 17, 2014
When she started practicing, we had her on a 15- or 20-pound bow, which is pretty heavy for a beginner.‘Catching Fire’: How Jennifer Lawrence Learned to Shoot a Bow and Arrow
November 26, 2013
And the whole project looked to be that of a beginner over-reaching.Kanye West’s Paris Flop
October 2, 2011
This principle applies to every one: as well to the beginner as to the expert.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
From this specimen the beginner will learn the right style and method.
A beginner should have his saddle set well back on the spring.
For the beginner it is not safe to make a hull less than 1/2 inch in thickness.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
This is one of our most abundant mushrooms, and the easiest for the beginner to identify.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
- a person who has just started to do or learn something; novice
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Word Origin and History for beginner
early 14c., "founder," agent noun from begin. Meaning "novice" is from late 15c. Beginner's luck is from 1897.
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