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[noo-lee, nyoo-] /ˈnu li, ˈnyu-/
recently; lately:
a newly married couple.
anew or afresh:
a newly repeated slander.
in a new manner or form:
a room newly decorated.
Origin of newly
before 900; Middle English; Old English nīwlice. See new, -ly Unabridged
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  • Or the ephemeral artistry of pine marten tracks imprinted in newly fallen snow.
  • Seedlings and newly set-out transplants, for example, are vulnerable to both heat and cold.
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  • Beautiful aromas of peaches, apricots, and newly mown hay.
  • One who snatches or purloins bodies, newly buried, to sell them to surgeons for dissection.
  • After defraying the expenses of the feast, the residue went to the newly-married pair, to aid in furnishing their house.
British Dictionary definitions for newly


recently; lately or just: a newly built shelf
again; afresh; anew: newly raised hopes
in a new manner; differently: a newly arranged room
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Word Origin and History for newly

Old English niwlice "lately, recently;" see new + -ly (2). Cf. German neulich, Danish nylig, Swedish nyligen.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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