new·found | \ˈnü-ˈfau̇nd \

Definition of newfound 

: newly found a newfound friend enjoying her newfound fame

Examples of newfound in a Sentence

He is enjoying his newfound freedom.

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The summer ends with a tragedy that shatters Miranda’s newfound family. Patty Rhule, USA TODAY, "'The Summer Wives' sizzles with tale of passion, murder, money," 9 July 2018 Mom will stay with her newfound family, People magazine reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Mother cat looks ‘surprised’ when doc says she’s expecting," 25 May 2018 The country’s breakneck economic expansion created legions of wealthy consumers keen to flaunt their newfound status. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, "Luxury Sales Are Rebounding in China. Just Not in Stores.," 7 June 2018 Using the newfound confidence of Melanie’s jacket, Jenny manages to snag the cameraman that Melanie had her eye on. Kathryn Lindsay,, "R29 Binge Club: Glow Season 2, Episodes 1-10," 29 June 2018 His use of color, surface, and line to achieve expressionistic affect showed a newfound confidence. Stephen Metcalf, The Atlantic, "Jean-Michel Basquiat Is Still an Enigma," 24 June 2018 Credit that newfound confidence to Syd, 26, who has at long last made peace with her position as one of the few prominent gay black women in music. Billboard, "The Internet's Syd Wants to Be 'A Pioneer' For Queer Women," 14 June 2018 With a handful of international festival gigs booked, and an opening tour slot in the works, bülow is still getting used to her newfound (but likely fleeting) free time. Lyndsey Havens, Billboard, "Electro-Pop Singer bülow Talks Her Pair of 'Damaged' EPs: 'Being Honest Doesn't Mean You Are Weak'," 26 June 2018 The unusual, slow-to-emerge side benefits of this trauma include episodes of nighttime restlessness, a newfound confidence in the classroom and a curious imperviousness to the feelings of others. Justin Chang,, "Isabelle Huppert gets pyrotechnic in the enjoyably screw-loose 'Mrs. Hyde'," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of newfound

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of newfound

: recently discovered, acquired, or achieved : newly found or gotten

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to reject or criticize sharply

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