But some novels leave more to invention than others, often by necessity.
In the invention of Time, Luce and his partner, Briton Hadden, are chalk and cheese when they meet at Hotchkiss and Yale.
You know what became way, way, way cooler to go to with the invention of Instagram?
Similarly, Regev ignores Jewish history when he portrays the Chief Rabbinate as an invention with unprecedented powers.
The invention of farming was the initial cause of wars that created peace.
"You don't touch the buttons and the invention does the rest," he pointed out.
For when has Desdemona shown high and plenteous wit or invention?
Her gay freaks were quite gone, her wildness, her invention.
Her desperation lent her invention; just in this one way he must not find her out.
My invention and my courage were anew bent to obviate this pressing evil.
c.1400, "devised method of organization," from Old French invencion (13c.) and directly from Latin inventionem (nominative inventio) "faculty of invention; a finding, discovery," noun of action from past participle stem of invenire "devise, discover, find," from in- "in, on" (see in- (2)) + venire "to come" (see venue).
Meaning "finding or discovering of something" is early 15c. in English; sense of "thing invented" is first recorded 1510s. Etymological sense preserved in Invention of the Cross, Church festival (May 3) celebrating the reputed finding of the Cross of the Crucifixion by Helena, mother of Constantine, in 326 C.E.