brave new world


Definition of brave new world

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

Examples of brave new world in a Sentence

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

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Demi Moore, two-time Golden Globe nominee, star of films like G.I. Jane and Indecent Proposal, and, more importantly, the best villain a Charlie’s Angels movie could ask for, is entering a brave new world with her return to television. Nick Romano,, "Brave New World," 20 June 2019 That neurotech will pursue such a brave new world seems inevitable. Josh Wilbur, WIRED, "You Could Live Forever With This Sci-Fi Time Hack," 4 June 2019 Sort of like the Warriors in their brave new world. Bruce Jenkins,, "DeMarcus Cousins looks like a fit with Warriors, but it’s complicated," 18 June 2019 This brave new world is brought to you by a new state law authorizing driverless transportation networks to operate on public roads without the presence of human drivers in the vehicles. Ron Hurtibise,, "Driverless big rigs could be hitting Florida highways next year. Are you ready, good buddy?," 13 June 2019 The new and improved Google AI will make its way to devices this fall, but that doesn't mean a brave new world of voice will immediately ensue. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Google Just Proved That Our Voice Is the Ultimate UI," 7 May 2019 There are several other promising mathematical tools being developed to handle this brave new world of big, complicated data. Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine, "The Mathematical Shape of Things to Come," 4 Oct. 2013 Years later, Von Stroheim and Swanson made amends on the set of Sunset Boulevard, in which Swanson played a version of herself: an aging silent film star rendered irrelevant by the brave new world of talkies. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Parker Posey’s Excellent New Memoir Is an Ode to Eccentricity," 26 July 2018 The rush of companies looking to assist mom and pop investors with SFR properties underscores what’s become a brave new world for the single-family rental industry since the housing bust in 2008. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Single-family rental units have never been easier to buy," 17 July 2018

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First Known Use of brave new world

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brave new world

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

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English Language Learners Definition of brave new world

: a situation or area of activity that is created by the development of something completely new and different

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