brave new world


: a future world, situation, or development
also : a recent development or recently changed situation

Example Sentences

The company was slow to enter the brave new world of computer technology.
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Word History


from the dystopian novel Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brave new world was in 1933

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“Brave new world.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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