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newfound

[noo-found, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌfaʊnd, ˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
newly found or discovered:
newfound friends.
Origin of newfound
1490-1500
1490-1500; new + found1
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  • And on the way she explained to him with a newfound lucidity why it was that women should have votes.

    The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • He realised that in his newfound desire to make her happy, he was sincere.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • Was this stripling of newfound liberty to possess the very earth?

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • He had been interested in all this newfound friend had told him.

    The Arrow of Fire Roy J. Snell
  • newfound Lake in Hebron, only eight miles distant, you can't see; it lies too deep among the hills.

Word Origin and History for newfound
adj.

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

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