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[noo-found, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌfaʊnd, ˈnyu-/
newly found or discovered:
newfound friends.
Origin of newfound
1490-1500; new + found1 Unabridged
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  • They did not speak of it again, but something had happened to their new-found oneness.

    Cinderella Jane Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • What if he had said nothing was to be compared to his new-found love for Rose.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Part of the day the child seemed satisfied with her new-found liberty.

    The Making of Mary Jean Forsyth
  • Her eyes, still wet with recent tears, danced with a new-found joy.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • Indeed, so strange was his new-found knowledge, that he could not grasp the significance of even half of the facts in his mind.

  • She met the eyes of her father in some new-found wonder, gasping for breath.

    The Web of the Golden Spider Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • A thrill of pain went through her heart, tempering her exceeding joy in her new-found happiness.

    The Shadow Witch Gertrude Crownfield
British Dictionary definitions for new-found


newly or recently discovered: new-found confidence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for new-found



also new-found, late 15c., from new + found (adj.) "discovered."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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