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[uh-noo, uh-nyoo] /əˈnu, əˈnyu/
over again; again; once more:
to play the tune anew.
in a new form or manner:
to write the story anew.
Origin of anew
before 1000; Middle English onew, of newe; see a-2), Old English of niowe, probably modeled on Old French de neuf; replacing Old English edniwe once more Unabridged
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  • My invention and my courage were anew bent to obviate this pressing evil.

    Edgar Huntley Charles Brockden Brown
  • He was resolved to be all condescension, if anew you had not provoked him.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • The spell of it all, against which he had so often fought, came over John anew.

    The Hillman E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He thanked him, and said he would not anew expose himself to the danger of sinning.

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
  • The procession had nearly passed us when we saw a sight calculated to animate us anew with a justifiable pride.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Sir Oliver remonstrated with him and in such terms as to put heart into him anew.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for anew


over again; once more
in a different way; afresh
Word Origin
Old English of nīwe; see of, new
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Word Origin and History for anew

c.1300, a neue, from Old English of-niowe; see a- (1) + new. One-word form dominant from c.1400.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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