Inexperience

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Inexperience

See also Innocence, Naïveté.
Bowes, Major Edward
(1874–1946) originator and master of ceremonies of the Amateur Hour on radio. [Am. Radio: Buxton, 149–150]
Gong Show, The
variety show in which beginners try to prove their abilities. [TV: Misc.]
greenhorn
a raw, inexperienced person; especially a new cowboy. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
Mack, Ted
(1904–1976) host of a television show starring amateurs. [TV: “Ted Mack and the Original Amateur Hour” in Terrace, II, 347]
Newcome, Johnny
any unpracticed youth, especially new military officers. [Br. Folklore: Wheeler, 258]
plebe
(plebeian) first or lowest class, especially at U.S. Military and Naval Academies. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
rookie
a novice; often an athlete playing his first season as a member of a professional sports team. [Sports: Misc.]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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One day Anne took to the Post Office a long, bulky envelope, addressed, with the delightful confidence of youth and inexperience, to the very biggest of the "big" magazines.
Tongue-tied by inexperience and by excess of ardor, wooing unwittingly and awkwardly, Martin continued his approach by contact.
He had had uncomfortable suspicions on that head himself, I imagined; but such was his inexperience, and such were the lady's powers of attraction, and her skill in bringing them to bear upon his young imagination, that they had not disturbed him long; and I believe the only effectual causes of the vacillating indecision that had preserved him hitherto from making an actual declaration of love, was the consideration of her connections, and especially of her mother, whom he could not abide.
He was evidently, for all of his youth and inexperience, cock of the forecastle.