- n a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously
- n any new participant in some activity
- n a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist
- It is a chance for the neophyte councilor to make her presence felt by pushing her environment agenda.
- Christopher is a neophyte at the game of backgammon and will require additional instruction.
- He cites unnamed "professional pilots" who claim the World Trade Center strikes could not have been carried out by neophyte fliers.
- Orrin Hatch in Reuters
I would rather have a battle hardened veteran at the helm who knows the shoals and whirlpools than a neophyte who has to wade into these churning waters for the first time,said Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah.
- Billy Beane in USA Today
I think I view it as a fan. I view it with fresh eyes. For me, I'm a neophyte, I'm been following it the last few years,said Beane, whose baseball owner leads the group that operates San Jose's new Major League Soccer franchise. "The more...
- David Frum in Los Angeles Times
How serious can [McCain] be,Frum wrote even before Palin appeared at the GOP convention, "if he would place such a neophyte second in line to the presidency?"