brave new world

noun

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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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 How expensive the infrastructure will be, and whether or not nuclear fusion will usher in a brave new world of unlimited power, is yet to be seen. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Google's Nuclear Fusion Project Is Paying Off," 26 July 2017 Many have done their best to adjust to this brave new world. Dugan Arnett, BostonGlobe.com, "(Ping!) You have (Ping!) a new (Ping!) group (Ping! Ping! Ping!) text," 12 June 2018 Also, employees sometimes are wary about new technology given to them by their bosses in the brave new world of office space. Peter Grant, WSJ, "Need a Lunchtime Companion at Work? Check the Office App," 29 May 2018 Early this morning, little Jadon and Anias were wheeled down the pediatric floor of Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, inching closer and closer to a brave new world. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "[UPDATED]: The McDonald Twins Are Miraculously Stable After a Trying Weekend," 17 Oct. 2016 Was Love Story meant to be a portrait of a brave new world? Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, "Ali MacGraw on the Making of Love Story," 30 Aug. 2016 Welcome to the brave new world of sportswear marketing. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "The Speed Project: A Crazy, 340-Mile Desert Relay," 21 June 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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brave new world

noun

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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